Shame, guilt, and communication in lung cancer patients and their partners.

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Lung cancer patients report the highest distress levels of all cancer groups. In addition to poor prognosis, the self-blame and stigma associated with smoking might partially account for that distress and prevent patients from requesting help and communicating with their partners. The present study used innovative methods to investigate potential links of… (More)
DOI: 10.3747/co.21.2034

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@article{Dirkse2014ShameGA, title={Shame, guilt, and communication in lung cancer patients and their partners.}, author={Dale A Dirkse and Lilias Susan Lamont and Y Li and Anja Simoni{\vc} and Gwyn Bebb and Janine Giese-Davis}, journal={Current oncology}, year={2014}, volume={21 5}, pages={e718-22} }