Psychosocial Interventions for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Past, Present, and Future

@article{Semple2013PsychosocialIF,
  title={Psychosocial Interventions for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={Cherith Jane Semple and Kate A Sullivan and Lynn Dunwoody and W. George Kernohan},
  journal={Cancer Nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={434-441}
}
A diagnosis of head and neck cancer, like any cancer diagnosis, is often accompanied by much fear and uncertainty. In addition, patients with head and neck cancer face difficulties in eating, chewing, drinking, breathing, speaking, as well as changes in appearance. Simultaneously, the burden of head and neck cancer is often manifested in psychosocial dysfunction, which can have a negative impact on quality of life. Although a phenomenon well recognized, little is known about many factors that… 
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