Anxiety, needs, and coping in family members of the bone marrow transplant patient.

@article{Wochna1997AnxietyNA,
  title={Anxiety, needs, and coping in family members of the bone marrow transplant patient.},
  author={V Wochna},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          244-50
        }
}
There is an imperative need in cancer nursing to recognize that family members of the patient undergoing bone marrow transplantation are unique in the outside stressors with which they must cope. These families have a multitude of needs to be addressed for them to be able to decrease their anxiety and be able to offer the emotional support the bone marrow transplant patient requires. The stressors, needs, and coping mechanisms of the cancer family, that may affect their outward behavior toward… CONTINUE READING
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