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The concept of cure in cancer care.

Faithfull, S (1994) The concept of cure in cancer care. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl), 3 (1). pp. 12-17.

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The concept of cure is often used in health care practices without thought to the social, cultural and psychological implications of its meaning. Frequently measured in terms of years of disease-free survival, this measure is inadequate in evaluating treatment. Iatrogenic toxicities and illness implications may linger for many months or years after a person experiences cancer. The subcultural perspectives of cure for clinicians may be very different. Historically, the clinician's concept of cure has been the focus and reported outcome of cancer treatment and research. A more dynamic view is encouraged in exploring this concept in relation to the outcomes of nursing practice.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : March 1994
Uncontrolled Keywords : Attitude to Health, Disease-Free Survival, Humans, Neoplasms, Oncology Nursing, Quality of Life, Survival Rate, Treatment Outcome
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Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:14
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 16:21

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