• To understand how the psychosocial sequelae associated with cancer can negatively affect the mental health and life goals of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
• To familiarise yourself with the concept of positive psychology and how this can support well-being
• To enhance your knowledge of the role of hope-based interventions in enhancing quality of life in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
In the US, the number of cancer survivors is increasing as a result of advances in treatment. The psychosocial sequelae associated with cancer and its treatment, such as depression and anxiety, can negatively affect the mental health and life goals of cancer survivors, particularly in the adolescent and young adult population. There has been a lack of research into interventions aimed at addressing the psychosocial sequelae associated with cancer in adolescents and young adults.
This article explains how the concept of hope can benefit adolescent and young adult cancer survivors because it relates to how they choose and pursue important life goals. The article also discusses how hope-based interventions can enhance psychological strengths and reduce signs and symptoms of psychopathology.
Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2019.e1591Peer review
This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
Berg C, Mascaro J (2019) Implementing hope-based interventions in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2019.e1591Acknowledgement
This research was supported by Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta GA
Published online: 04 November 2019
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