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In the Stacks

Tough Courage: Oncology Nursing Forum Addresses Childhood Cancer Then and Now

Cindy J. Rishel
ONF 2013, 40(4), 308-310 DOI: 10.1188/13.ONF.308-310

Cancer is a devastating diagnosis for anyone, but none more so than for children and their parents—so many questions to be asked, so much information to sift through and absorb, and so many difficult decisions to be made. It is no wonder that a diagnosis of childhood cancer is often met with fear, anger, guilt, and feelings of being overwhelmed, yet also a determined resilience on the part of families to do whatever it takes to help their child get well again (Rishel, 2010).

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