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Nurses play a crucial role in cancer pain control, but little is known about how well-prepared nurses are to manage cancer pain in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to examine the level of knowledge about pain management among Taiwanese nurses with different background characteristics and to determine the predictor(s) of nurses' pain management(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships of communication dysfunction, body image, and amount of speaking in patients who were treated for head and neck cancers (HNCs). This was a cross-sectional study of postoperative HNC patients at the otolaryngology outpatient departments of two leading medical centers in northern Taiwan. Data were(More)
This article describes the experience of the author in providing nursing care to a lung cancer patient with brain metastasis who was unable to care for herself. The period of care ran from July 26th to August 7th, 2012. The focus of the article is on the problems of disease adaptation and the coping strategies of the patient and her primary caregivers. The(More)
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