Relationships with clinical staff after a diagnosis of breast cancer are associated with patients' experience of care and abuse in childhood.

@article{Salmon2007RelationshipsWC,
  title={Relationships with clinical staff after a diagnosis of breast cancer are associated with patients' experience of care and abuse in childhood.},
  author={Peter Salmon and Christopher Holcombe and Louise Clark and Rita Krespi and Jean Fisher and Jonathan Hill},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2007},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={255-62}
}
OBJECTIVE Patients experiencing the crisis of the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer need to form trusting and supportive relationships with clinical staff. However, adverse childhood experiences damage the ability to form supportive relationships as adults. We tested the prediction that women recalling childhood abuse and lack of parental care would experience poorer support from clinical staff caring for them around the time of diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer… CONTINUE READING