A critique of positive thinking for patients with cancer.

TOD, Angela, WARNOCK, Clare and ALLMARK, Peter (2011). A critique of positive thinking for patients with cancer. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 25 (39), 43-7.

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Abstract

This article provides a critical reflection of the debate regarding the adoption of positive thinking in the care and recovery of patients with cancer. Positive thinking is an approach characterised by adopting a fighting spirit, taking control and being strong and brave. The association of positive thinking with a range of favourable outcomes has been challenged.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 13:06
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 11:56
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3763

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