Cancer, Emotions, and Nurses

  • Samuel C. Klagsbrun
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


The small cancer research unit in a major East Coast university hospital was unique in many ways. It was tucked away in a corner off a main corridor and was screened in by a glass partition that architecturally demonstrated its separateness. It was the only service to which no house staff was assigned. It was funded in a different way from all the other services. And it was the only service in the hospital that had little hope for success in its struggle to ward off death.


Nursing Staff Medical Staff York Academy House Staff Head Nurse 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel C. Klagsbrun
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.St. Luke’s HospitalNew YorkUSA

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