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REGINA SECOLI, Sílvia; PEZO SILVA, María Concepción; ALVES ROLIM, Marli  and  MACHADO, Ana Lúcia. The care of cancer patients: A psychosocial approach. Index Enferm [online]. 2005, vol.14, n.51, pp.34-39. ISSN 1699-5988.

In the last decades, the technological improvements on cancer field allowed the increasement of the patients’ survival rates and quality of life through prevention and new treatments. In this manner, the researches have made evident the necessity of transcending the biomedical model of attention to health into a psychosocial approach. So, the goal of the present article will be to contribute with the reflections about this subject and to bring a proposal of a psychosocial approach, as an instrument of intervention in nurse assistance, capable of considering the cancer patients and their families, their uniqueness way of living their experiences, regarding the impacts caused by cancer in their psychic and social life.

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