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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Sharon Leech Hofland

Keywords

cancer nursing, cancer patient attitudes, caring

Abstract

The objectives of this study are as follows:
1. To describe selected demographic characteristics of patients diagnosed with cancer.
2. To determine what nurse caring behaviors are perceived as most important and least important by patients with cancer.
3. To determine if perceptions of grouped nurse caring behaviors differ according to the patient's sex, employment status, age, educational level, length of time since diagnosis, number of hospital admissions, or perceived level of wellness.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cancer -- Nursing
Cancer -- Patients -- Attitudes
Caring

Number of Pages

84

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1993 Pamila VanMeeteren. All rights reserved

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