A survey of emotional difficulties of nurses who care for oncology patients.

@article{Oflaz2010ASO,
  title={A survey of emotional difficulties of nurses who care for oncology patients.},
  author={Fahriye Oflaz and Filiz Civil Arslan and Senay Uzun and Ayfer Ustunsoz and Elif Yilmazkol and Emine Unl{\"u}},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={
          119-30
        }
}
Nurses who care for dying patients are under pressure emotionally because of their beliefs and values about death as well as the emotions and reactions of the patients and their families. This study examines the emotional difficulties of nurses caring for oncology patients in Turkey. The study used a descriptive survey design. The participants were 157 nurses from three medical oncology units in Ankara. Results showed that nurses had difficulty in talking to oncology patients about end-of-life… CONTINUE READING
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