Palliative Cancer Patients and Their Families on the Internet: Motivation and Impact Academic Article uri icon

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  • Increasingly, palliative patients and their families are going online. A series of cases are presented to explore the reasons they go online and the effects of their online activity, both harmful and beneficial. This paper highlights the need to take this growing phenomenon and its effects on patient care seriously, and identifies key areas that need to be explored further.


  • Pereira, Jose
  • Bruera, Eduardo
  • Macmillan, Karen
  • Kavanagh, Sandra

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  • December 2000