Enhancing psychosocial care for people with cancer in rural communities: what can remote counselling offer?

@article{Shepherd2008EnhancingPC,
  title={Enhancing psychosocial care for people with cancer in rural communities: what can remote counselling offer?},
  author={Louise Shepherd and David Goldstein and Ian Olver and Michael Parle},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={423-38}
}
Rural cancer patients are often disadvantaged in access to psychological services. We reviewed remote counselling research for psychological support using telephone, videoconferencing, and the Internet as a potential solution. Telephone counselling is the most extensively researched, while there are encouraging findings in emerging research about videoconferencing and Internet-based psychological care. Where no face-to-face psychological service exists, these technologies are promising, yet… CONTINUE READING

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