Discusses the illness trajectory of elderly cancer patients and examines cultural differences.
Surbone A. Kagawa-Singer M. Terret C. Baider L.
The illness trajectory of elderly cancer patients across cultures: SIOG position paper.
Annals of Oncology. 18(4):633-8, 2007 Apr.
Suggests nursing strategies to help patients and families make necessary transitions coping with malignant brain tumors throughout the illness trajectory.
AN: 2009625402 NLM Unique Identifier: 17682686.
Ongoing transitions: the impact of a malignant brain tumour on patient and family.
AXON. 2007 Spring; 28(3): 5-13. (40 ref)
Reviews quality of life of family caregivers of cancer patients throughout the duration of the illness. Maintaining the QOL of caregivers is important in their ability to provide the care required to keep family members with cancer in the community.
AN: 2009169533 NLM Unique Identifier: 16676018.
Kitrungrote L. Cohen MZ.
Quality of life of family caregivers of patients with cancer: a literature review.
Oncology Nursing Forum. 2006 May; 33(3): 625-32. (44 ref)
Illness trajectory and physician communication. This article provides a cognitive map for communication skills that physicians need over the course of caring for a person with cancer.
Unique Identifier: 15890639
Back AL. Arnold RM. Baile WF. Tulsky JA. Fryer-Edwards K.
Approaching difficult communication tasks in oncology.
Ca: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 55(3):164-77, 2005 May-Jun.
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Comparison of illness trajectory of patients with malignant and non-malignant diseases. Care for people with advanced progressive illnesses is currently prioritized by diagnosis rather than need.
Unique Identifier: 12399341
Murray SA. Boyd K. Kendall M. Worth A. Benton TF. Clausen H.
Dying of lung cancer or cardiac failure: prospective qualitative interview study of patients and their carers in the community
British Medical Journal. 325(7370):929, 2002 Oct 26.
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Patients with cancer may experience post traumatic stress disorder as a consequence of their cancer diagnosis, treatment, or a past traumatic episode.
Accession Number: 2002077161
Kwekkeboom KL. Seng JS.
Recognizing and responding to post-traumatic stress disorder in people with cancer.
Oncology Nursing Forum. 29(4):643-50, 2002 May.