A study to assess the effect of health teaching on coping mechanism among patients undergoing radiation therapy admitted in selected hospitals of Pune city was conducted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a degree of Master of Science in Nursing under the Pad. Shri Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri, Pune.
Cancer is a group of more than 200 diseases characterized by uncontrolled and unregulated growth of cells. It is a major health problem that occurs in people of all ethnicities. The diagnosis of cancer is viewed as a crisis.2 Common fears experienced by the patient with cancer include disfigurement, dependency, and disruption of relationships, pain, emaciation, financial depletion, abandonment, and death. To cope with these fears, the patient with cancer may use and experience different behavioral patterns: shock, anger, denial, bargaining, anxiety, depression, helplessness, hopelessness, rationalization, acceptance, and intellectualization.1,4
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Hirak Nandi. A study to assess the effect of health teaching on coping mechanism among patients undergoing radiation therapy admitted in selected hospitals of Pune city. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(2): April- June, 2015; Page 81-82.