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Anticipating an altered appearance: Women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer (2007)
Journal Article
Harcourt, D., Frith, H., & Fussell, A. (2007). Anticipating an altered appearance: Women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11(5), 385-391. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2007.03.002

Chemotherapy treatment for cancer can have a profound impact on appearance, and is often experienced as distressing. Few qualitative studies explore experiences of chemotherapy, and seldom focus on the process of anticipation and preparation for an a... Read More about Anticipating an altered appearance: Women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Using photographs to capture women's experiences of chemotherapy: Reflecting on the method (2007)
Journal Article
Frith, H., & Harcourt, D. (2007). Using photographs to capture women's experiences of chemotherapy: Reflecting on the method. Qualitative Health Research, 17(10), 1340-1350. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732307308949

This article examines the value of using the photo-elicitation method for generating health-related narratives. Drawing on research in which women kept a photographic record of their experiences of chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, this resea... Read More about Using photographs to capture women's experiences of chemotherapy: Reflecting on the method.

Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females (2007)
Journal Article
Wallace, M. L., Wallace, M., Harcourt, D., Rumsey, N., & Foot, A. (2007). Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females. Psycho-Oncology, 16(11), 1019-1027. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.1176

Typically, adolescence is marked by cognitive and physical developments impacting on self-esteem, independence and sexual awareness, often resulting in increased appearance awareness and dissatisfaction. Adolescents with cancer have the additional bu... Read More about Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females.

Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study (2007)
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Wallace, M., Harcourt, D., & Rumsey, N. (2007). Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 10(2), 125-132. https://doi.org/10.1080/13638490701217313

Statement of purpose: Meningococcal Septicaemia (ms) is an acute, life-threatening illness characterized by rapid progression and if not treated swiftly can result in death within hours. Those who survive may require skin grafting or amputation of di... Read More about Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study.

Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions (2007)
Journal Article
Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2007). Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 10(2), 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/13638490701217396

Whether present at birth or acquired later in life, a visible difference (disfigurement) can have considerable psychological ramifications for children and adolescents. Whilst many young people adapt to the demands placed upon them and appear relativ... Read More about Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions.

Partner experiences of breast reconstruction post mastectomy (2007)
Journal Article
Sandham, C., & Harcourt, D. (2007). Partner experiences of breast reconstruction post mastectomy. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11(1), 66-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2006.05.004

The aim of this small-scale, qualitative study was to explore partners' experiences of breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Interviews with 6 men, analysed using thematic analysis identified key themes of Involvement in the Decision-Making Process... Read More about Partner experiences of breast reconstruction post mastectomy.