Brain tumor support group: content themes and mechanisms of support.

  title={Brain tumor support group: content themes and mechanisms of support.},
  author={Marisa Leavitt and Susan A. Lamb and Bernhard Voss},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={23 8},
PURPOSE To describe the experiences and needs of patients with brain tumors as evidenced in analysis of themes from support group discussions and to increase knowledge of supportive mechanisms operant in support groups for medically vulnerable populations. DESIGN Descriptive, exploratory. SETTING An urban medical center on the U.S. West Coast. SAMPLE Participants in a brain tumor support group, including patients, families, friends, and facilitators. METHODS Researchers analyzed… CONTINUE READING


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