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Adjustment process
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Construct Name: Adjustment process
Definition of Construct: Patterns of reaction and accommodation to diagnosis of cancer in patients over time. Survivorship patterns.
Related Content Area(s):
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
Theoretical Foundation: Survivorship is a dynamic process and many factors seem to impact the outcomes. What are the key steps, patterns, or movements a patient encounters and adjust, modifies or accommodate in that process?
Similar Constructs: Grief theory, adaptation theory, healthy adjustments, wellness within disease
Keywords: change cycle, adaptation, survivorship
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(Last Updated: 6/15/2011 11:16:49 AM by Ed Hammer)

     

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