Supportive Care

Cancer Survivorship: Meeting Psychosocial Needs

Marcelle Kaplan

survivorship, survivorship care plan, psychosocial
CJON 2008, 12(6), 989-992. DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.989-992

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