Cancer peer support programs-do they work?

  title={Cancer peer support programs-do they work?},
  author={Harrison S. Campbell and Marie Rose Phaneuf and Karen Deane},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={55 1},
Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, creating social, emotional, financial and psychological problems. Peer support programs are based on the premise that support from others who have been through a similar experience can help reduce the negative impacts of this disease. While there is strong theoretical rationale for this, empirical evidence that would guide program planning is scarce. We conducted a systematic literature review of evaluation studies published over the last 20 years… CONTINUE READING

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