The progress of awareness and acceptance of dying assessed in cancer patients and their caring relatives

Hinton, John
January 1999
Palliative Medicine;1999, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
Assesses the awareness and acceptance of dying by semistructured interviews in a randomized sample of 76 hospice cancer patients and caring relatives. Progress of awareness in individuals; Demographic and illness features associated with levels of awareness; Link of anxiety and depression to the degree of awareness of dying.


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