Managing anger in palliative care.

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Anger is a commonly encountered emotion in the cancer setting. Understanding its origin is vital but the practitioner needs to facilitate more than the ventilation of feelings; some change in attitude, the provision of social support and the promotion of adaptive coping need to be generated. The perceived unfairness of illness and death commonly underpins anger in the patient with cancer. Management strategies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1257-1259
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1994

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