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Guest Editorial

Ask Us: We Know About Psychosocial Care

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon
CJON 2012, 16(3), 237 DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.237

Oncology nurses have always known that a diagnosis of cancer impacts the psychosocial well-being of a person. And, often, oncology nurses are the ones who detect psychosocial concerns in patients, as well as noticing changes—often subtle differences in a patient's usual manner—which require further assessment and possibly referral or treatment.


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