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Abelson JS, Chait A, Shen MJ
Coping strategies among colorectal cancer patients undergoing surgery and the role of the surgeon in mitigating distress: a qualitative study.
This study researched the role that surgeons can play in managing stress in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. Patients were interviewed in-depth using open-ended questions. While patients did not believe surgeons are responsible for helping them cope, they do believe that they can play a role in managing their distress.
Citation: Abelson JS, Chait A, Shen MJ . Coping strategies among colorectal cancer patients undergoing surgery and the role of the surgeon in mitigating distress: a qualitative study. Surgery 2019 Feb;165(2):461-68. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.06.005..
Keywords: Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Clinician-Patient Communication, Provider: Physician, Stress, Surgery