People with cancer need to be able to speak openly
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People with cancer need to be able to speak openly

Alun Charles Jones Consultant psychotherapist, Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham, and visiting professor in psychotherapy, University of Chester

Nurses have a vital role in helping patients with cancer express and cope with their fears and anxieties

For patients and their families, a diagnosis of cancer can prompt episodes of deep fear and disbelief. Early detection of cancer can mean long periods of managing uncertainty and dependency on others, including professional services.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 18, 2, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/cnp.18.2.12.s11

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