International Journal of Cancer Management

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Explaining the Experiences and Consequences of Care Among Family Caregivers of Patients with Cancer in the Terminal Phase: A Qualitative Research

Moslem Arian 1 , Seyed Jalal Younesi 1 , * and Mohammad Saeed Khanjani 1
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1 Department of Counseling, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • International Journal of Cancer Management: October 2017, 10 (10); e10753
  • Published Online: October 31, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 19, 2017
  • Revised: May 7, 2017
  • Accepted: September 30, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijcm.10753

To Cite: Arian M, Younesi S J, Khanjani M S. Explaining the Experiences and Consequences of Care Among Family Caregivers of Patients with Cancer in the Terminal Phase: A Qualitative Research, Int J Cancer Manag. 2017 ; 10(10):e10753. doi: 10.5812/ijcm.10753.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
Acknowledgements
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