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ERIC Number: EJ180981
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Adjustment to Cancer: A Psychosocial and Rehabilitative Perspective
McCollum, Paul S.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 21, 3, 216-22, Mar 78
Initial reaction to cancer is typically shock and denial followed by various coping strategies. A surgical or chemotherapeutic period is entered with concomitant adjustment reactions. The third adjustment period comes after treatment and may evolve into a prolonged death crisis which brings difficult changes and pressures to the patient and his or her family. If the patient is not terminal, rehabilitation, is entered. (Author)
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