Diagnosis Of Cancer Patients ' Information Needs The First Nine Months After Diagnosis

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Diagnosis Cancer Patients’ information needs the first nine months after diagnosis. (2013). Matsuyama, R.K., Kuhn, L.A., Molisani, A., Wilson-Genderson, M.C. Patient Education and Counseling. Summary: This article looks at cancer patients’ information needs associated with disease, diagnostic tests, treatments, physical care, and psychosocial resources during treatment are examined. Health care providers (HCP) need to recognize that as patients receive and understand information related to their care, they still need information in new areas specific to their care. In anticipation of the information changes HCP’s can provide information in regards to later concerns earlier on. Findings from the study give HCP’s the opportunity to be conscious of their patients’ needs and be able to recognize how much information their patient wants. There was a significant reduction in needs seen over time, however, total information needs continued to climb throughout the process. Patients that were female, young, African Americans, less educated and married were linked with higher needs for information. Information seeking and avoidance throughout the cancer patient journey: two sides of the same coin? A synthesis of qualitative studies. Germeni, E. & Sculz, P.J. (2014). Psycho-Oncology Summary: By understanding what motivates patients to look for or avoid information beyond being medical consulted is necessary in order for supply effective information for the patients’ needs and

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