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Commentary on: Arantzamendi M, Garcia-Rueda N, Carvajal A, et al. People with advanced cancer: the process of living well with awareness of dying. Qual Health Res 2018. doi: 10.1177/1049732318816298. [Epub ahead of print 12 Dec 2018].
Implications for practice and research
The process of living well with advanced cancer revolves around an ‘awareness of dying’. This leads to a focus on living a life rather than living an illness.
To support development of the theory, future research should explore its applicability in both a family perspective and different cultural contexts.
Little is known about the process of living well with advanced cancer or how to support it.1 The study addresses this by collating the experiences of people living with advanced cancer and comparing them with the ‘Theory of Living Well with Chronic Illness’.2 The authors were familiar with the original theory and posed two questions: what is the process of living with advanced cancer and how might the theory be …
JH and JD contributed equally.
Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.
Competing interests None declared.
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