A concept analysis of transitional care for people with cancer

Abbas Mardani, Maryam Azizi, Farshid Alazmani Noodeh, Azizeh Alizadeh, Maryam Maleki, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Manela Glarcher

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Aim: Transitional care as the journey between different caregivers in multiple healthcare centres is crucial for the provision of care to people with cancer, but it is often complex and poorly coordinated. This study aimed to analyse the concept of transitional care for people with cancer. Design: Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis. Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted on the databases of PubMed (including MEDLINE), EMBASE, Scopus and Web of Science to retrieve articles published between 2000 and 2022. Results: Twenty-nine eligible articles were selected and their findings were classified in terms of related concepts and alternative terms, antecedents, attributes and consequences. Attributes included three main categories, namely ‘nurse-related attributes’, ‘organisation-related attributes’ and ‘patient-related attributes’. Antecedents of transitional care for people with cancer were categorized into two main categories: ‘patient-related antecedents’ and ‘caregiver-related antecedents’. Consequences were categorized into ‘psychological consequences’ and ‘objective consequences’.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2083
JournalNursing Open
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024


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