Breast Cancer Patients' Perceived Participation in Health Care: How Do Patients Themselves and Nurses Assess This Participation?
Nursing Ethics. 1994 Jun; 1(2): 96-109.
The purpose of this study was to compare breast cancer patients' perceived participation in their own care with nurses' perceptions of such participation. Both groups reported that patients are able and willing to take part in their own care more actively than allowed under the present health care system. Nurses also reported that they do provide patients with opportunities for participation.
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