A Systematic Review of the Impact of Stigma and Nihilism on Lung Cancer Outcomes Full Text
BMC Cancer, 05/25/2012
Chambers SK et al. – Stigma about lung cancer was reported by patients and health professionals and was related to poorer QOL and higher psychological distress in patients. Clear empirical explorations of nihilism were not evident. There is qualitative evidence that from the patients' perspectives public health programs contribute to stigma about lung cancer and this was supported by published commentary. Health–related stigma presents as a part of the lung cancer experience however there are clear limitations in the research to date.