Fostering coping by adolescents with newly diagnosed cancer.

  title={Fostering coping by adolescents with newly diagnosed cancer.},
  author={Pamela S. Hinds},
  journal={Seminars in oncology nursing},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={317-27; discussion 328-334}
OBJECTIVES To review a research program about adolescents' coping with life-threatening illness and nurses' role in fostering the adolescents' coping efforts. DATA SOURCES Research studies, review articles, and book chapters. CONCLUSIONS Adolescents who have cancer are at risk of negative health outcomes. Promoting positive coping during the developmental period of adolescence helps adolescents to assume greater responsibility for their health actions. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE… CONTINUE READING

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