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Navigating the complexities of family resilience in cancer care: unearthing key determinants
  1. Abdulqadir J Nashwan
  1. Nursing Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  1. Correspondence to Mr Abdulqadir J Nashwan, Nursing Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Doha, Qatar; ANashwan{at}

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Commentary on: Shao M, Yang H, Du R, Zhang M, Zhu J, Zhang H, Ma B, Chen C, Wang T. Family resilience in cancer treatment and key influencing factors: A systematic review. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2023 Oct;66:102 403. doi: 10.1016 /j.ejon.2023.102403. Epub 2023 Jul 28.

Implications for practice and research

  • Family resilience crucial in the entire cancer journey.

  • Factors influencing family resilience are multifaceted.

  • Enhanced understanding aids targeted interventions.


Family resilience is critical to managing health crises, particularly chronic and life-threatening diseases such as cancer.1 Family resilience in the cancer care journey is a powerful, dynamic force that shapes how patients and their families navigate the complexities of diagnosis, treatment and beyond.2 It encapsulates the collective strength, adaptability and coping mechanisms the family unit employs in the face of adversity.3 Factors influencing family resilience are multifaceted: demographical characteristics, disease severity, psychological …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.