Published in Cancer Weekly, December 13th, 2005
According to recent research from the People's Republic of China, "This paper reports the findings of a study exploring the experiences and expectations of patients with cancer of supportive communication in the context of Chinese culture. Patients with cancer experience psychological distress, particularly in the initial period after diagnosis. Supportive communication can positively affect their psychological adjustment."
"Previous studies have reported the functions, contents, types and sources of informational support for patients with cancer in Western...
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