Stoma formation as a palliative procedure: the role of the clinical nurse specialist in maintaining quality of life
Stoma formation as a treatment for colorectal cancer involves bringing out a section of bowel onto the abdomen as either an ileostomy (from the ileum) or colostomy (from the colon). A bag is then worn...
A ritual is the undertaking of specific activities or behaviours that express symbolic, often culturally influenced, meaning, whereby specific thoughts and feelings are experienced individually, or as...
To obtain an accurate representation of what is understood about palliative radiotherapy, a purposive sample of nurses who worked in oncology and palliative care specialist areas was selected. An...
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