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Riglyne vir die verpleegkundige vir die bied van ondersteuning aan ’n gesin van ’n pasiënt in ’n onkologiese eenheid of tuis: Deel II

I. L. Dippenaar, M. Greeff
Curationis | Vol 18, No 3 | a1360 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v18i3.1360 | © 1995 I. L. Dippenaar, M. Greeff | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 March 1995 | Published: 28 March 1995

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I. L. Dippenaar,, South Africa
M. Greeff,, South Africa

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Abstract

Whenever cancer is diagnosed in a member of a family, additional pressure and demands are placed on the family system. Certain issues occur in the family to the extent that they experience their situation and cope with it in their own way. The family's main concern is their experience of mental discomfort. One way of coping with this is by submitting to psychiatric nursing accompaniment tendered by a psychiatric nursing specialist. As the family proceeds to acceptance, specific needs occur, which should addressed by means of a long-term approach of support. This support rests mainly with the registered nurse who works with the family, since the number of trained psychiatric nursing specialists available is small.

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