Communication with Young People with Cancer About Sensitive Topics

  • Bibi Hølge-HazeltonEmail author
  • Pia Riis Olsen


This chapter will focus on communicating with young people with cancer. It will start with a general introduction of different understandings of the concept of youth as this influences the approach nurses may take in communicating with young people with cancer. The chapter will highlight important aspects in communication with young people with cancer with particular focus around sensitive topics such as fear, anxiety and death.


Cancer Communication Nursing practice Sensitive issues Youth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde & University of Southern DenmarkRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.Department of OncologyAarhus University HospitalAarhusDenmark

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