Survivorship and breast cancer: the psychosocial issues
Author: Rendle, Karen
Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing, Volume 6, Number 5, September 1997 , pp. 403-410(8)
Abstract:• This article addresses some of the psychosocial issues concerning survivors of breast cancer.• Issues relating to employment and social support are discussed.• Social support is also related to the significant other.• Recommendations for nursing practice and research are made, including the need for a unilateral definition of `survivor' and for attitudinal changes.• As the number of survivors increase, psychosocial barriers need to be diminished by nursing practice and research.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1997-09-01