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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: October-December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 62-69

Coping Strategy, Social Support of Mother with Stress in Cancer Patients in Dok II Jayapura Hospital (Qualitative Study)

Popi Tuasuun1, A.L. Rantetampang2, Agus Zainuri3, Anwar Mallongi4

1Magister Program of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Cenderawasih University, Jayapura.
2,3Lecturer of Master Program in Public Health. Faculty of Public Health, Cenderawasih University, Jayapura.
4Environmental Health Department, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar.

Corresponding Author: Anwar Mallongi


Background: Stress is a condition of tension that affects one's emotions, thought processes and conditions. Cancer sufferers experience emotional and psychological problems after knowing that they have cancer so that patients will experience stress. But according to research conducted by Cancer Research UK, UK concluded that cancer cases in women increased six times faster than men. From the results of observations and experiences and seeing the phenomenon that occurs at this time that the high level of stress experienced by housewives before getting sick, and when sick becomes an attraction for researchers to find out more. Objective: To find out mothers' feelings, care of medical staff about maternal feelings, forms of support received by mothers, benefits, strategies and barriers of mothers to cancer at RSUD Dok II Jayapura. Writing Method: qualitative research with Snowball Sampling techniques. In the data analysis, the researcher used Colaizzy analysis technique, the population in this study was the mother population with cancer at the Dok 2 Jayapura Hospital and her family as well as the medical staff in the room where the informant was. The study was carried out at RSUD Dok 2 Jayapura in April-May 2018. Results: In this study the feelings of the mother were sick (painful) and hopeless. As a medical person, we need to know the general condition of our care that is psycho, social and spiritual. Support is needed by mothers who have terminal disease (cancer), anyone involved must support including medical personnel in providing information support, so that mothers feel cared for and even have quality of life despite obstacles in the healing process. One that can make a mother survives and even recovers by starting a healthy lifestyle NEW START.

Keywords: Stress, Coping, Cancer, Dok II Jayapura Hospital.

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