An exploration of holistic life coaching for breast cancer survivors
A Shearsmith International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2011
This study is an exploration of holistic life coaching for breast cancer survivors using a phenomenological mixed methods approach involving action research and semi-structured interviews. The aim of the research is to explore the possible introduction of coaching interventions to the breast cancer care pathway. Current survivorship issues are addressed in the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI), (DOH, 2010). However, coaching interventions are not currently included in the survivorship pathway. Some limitations to the study were identified but all the participants reported that the coaching was a valuable experience.