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Stigma, shame, and blame experienced by patients with lung cancer: Health promotion and support groups have a role

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7462.402-b (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:402
  1. Rory Coughlan (rorycoughlan@trentu.ca), assistant professor of health psychology
  1. Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8

    EDITOR—The research article by Chapple et al highlights problems for lung cancer patients and their experiences of stigma and shame bring to mind two allied factors.1


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