The Familial Impact of Lung Cancer and Nursing Interventions


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The Familial Impact of Lung Cancer and Nursing Interventions
An individual newly diagnosed with lung cancer faces a slew of physiological, emotional, and spiritual challenges; indeed, depending on the stage of the cancer, the diagnosis can be anything from a very intense wake-up call to an outright death sentence.
Each lung-cancer diagnosis has the potential to devastate not only patients but also their families, particularly spouses and children. This paper will analyze current literature and apply nursing theory in order to examine the familial impact of lung cancer, and to determine whether some nursing interventions and coping mechanisms are more appropriate than others in the context of lung cancer.
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