Can 40 seconds of compassion reduce patient anxiety?

@article{Fogarty1999Can4S,
  title={Can 40 seconds of compassion reduce patient anxiety?},
  author={Linda A. Fogarty and Barbara Curbow and John R. Wingard and Karen A. McDonnell and Mark R Somerfield},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          371-9
        }
}
  • L. Fogarty, B. Curbow, +2 authors M. Somerfield
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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