Opinions and Experiences With Cancer Patients in Educational Settings

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Excerpt: The conclusions in the study by Sanford et al. (2011) were not supported by their findings. The main conclusion states that preparing students to be comfortable with cancer patients of all severities will provide students with the necessary skills to gain confidence in their cancer patient care. However, the above study did not test or explore this issue. That is, students were not given any particular preparation so that their level of confidence could be explored. Students were simply told to share their good and bad experiences during their routine clinical education. The above conclusion reaches beyond the study findings into an area of conjecture, but the conjecture is presented as a well-supported finding from the study.