Nurses are in a unique position to enable hope to their patients through listening and active engagement. Drawing might be a tool in understanding the hope. This study shows that the use of drawings in clinical situations might give cancer nurses new perceptions in understanding the feelings of hope and other phenomena among female patients newly diagnosed with gynecological cancer. Drawings picture where words come short.
Authors: Hammer K, School of Nursing, University of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, togehter with Hall EO, and Mogensen O, in: Cancer Nurs. 2013 Jul-Aug;36(4).