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BAXTER CAROL R.
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: April 1967
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While giving preoperative care to a patient with acoustic neuroma, this author provided a climate which allowed the patient to verbalize her fears, her doubts, and her concerns. And, from this opportunity, the patient's obvious anxiety seemed to decrease, and the nurse learned much about the family which was useful in helping them through the trying few postoperative days which preceded the patient's death.

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