What is it about?
This paper summarises all the descriptions of holistic suffering in cancer that can be found in the medical literature. It includes examination of the features of suffering, what precedes it, what its consequences are and other terms used for the same thing.
Why is it important?
Many of the discussions about suffering do not include an explanation of what suffering actually is. By providing a definition of suffering, we allow further investigation to be better focused.
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This page is a summary of: Conceptual analysis of suffering in cancer: a systematic review, Psycho-Oncology, March 2015, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/pon.3795.
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