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Clinical guidance for responding to suffering in adults with cancer

JUNE 2014 |Incorporates published evidence to February 2013

A CLINICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT DEVELOPED BY CANCER AUSTRALIA

This document supplements information contained in the Clinical practice guidelines for the psychosocial care of adults with cancer, 2003.1

ISBN Online: 978-1-74127-281-9

Cancer Australia 2014

Purpose

This document includes practice points and other clinical guidance based on the available evidence about the conceptualisation and assessment of suffering in the cancer context, and therapies or interventions that may help alleviate suffering. The document provides healthcare professionals with information designed to guide the provision of psychosocial clinical care relating to the domain of suffering for improved patient outcomes and support for families and carers. Cancer Australia has also developed related information about fear of cancer recurrence in adult cancer survivors.

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