The universal, situational, and personal needs of cancer patients and their main carers.

@article{Soothill2003TheUS,
  title={The universal, situational, and personal needs of cancer patients and their main carers.},
  author={Keith Soothill and Sara M. Morris and Carol Michelle Thomas and Juliet C Harman and Babu Francis and Malcolm McIllmurray},
  journal={European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={5-13; discussion 14-6}
}
The importance of psychosocial factors in the cancer journey for both patients and their carers has been recognised in UK health policy. The aim of this paper is to consider--(1) which needs are regarded as important by patients and their carers; (2) which are the unmet needs of patients and their carers. The study focuses on the responses of 233 paired cancer patients and their carers derived from a cross-sectional questionnaire survey in three health authorities in North West England. The… CONTINUE READING

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