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Communication Between Families

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad
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Abstract

Systematic reviews undertaken previously elicited communication between families. During survivorship couples have significant stresses on their health, quality of life, communication, and relationship quality [1]. However, patient self-empowerment and self-management can be a solution to this [2]. Good information helps these issues and lowers the rate of depression and anxiety [3].

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    Husson O, Mols F, van de Poll-Franse LV. The relation between information provision and health-related quality of life, anxiety and depression among cancer survivors: a systematic review. Ann Oncol. 2011;22:761–72.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Free Hospital and UCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUnited Kingdom

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