Uncertainty: strategies for patients with brain tumor and their family

Cancer Nurs. 1994 Apr;17(2):137-40.


Patients diagnosed with a brain tumor and their families are faced with uncertainties that result from the progression of the disease and treatment regimen. Many strategies can be used to help patients and families deal with these uncertainties. A case report is used to illustrate how changing needs of a patient and family were met by using different strategies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Brain Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / therapy
  • Counseling
  • Decision Making
  • Family / psychology*
  • Glioblastoma / psychology*
  • Glioblastoma / therapy
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Care Planning*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient Participation
  • Quality of Life
  • Self-Help Groups