The information needs of head and neck cancer patients prior to surgery.

@article{Newell2004TheIN,
  title={The information needs of head and neck cancer patients prior to surgery.},
  author={Rob Newell and Lucy E. Ziegler and Nick Stafford and Robert J P Lewin},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={407-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the common themes in the experiences and expressed information needs of patients undergoing head and neck surgery. Summary background data : Patients who suffer head and neck cancers and undergo surgery often report considerable psychological distress and impaired social functioning. To optimise survival, the decision about what treatment option to follow is often made quickly, with little support in terms of counselling or the provision of information. There is inadequate… CONTINUE READING

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