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Keywords:

  • breast cancer;
  • employment;
  • psychosocial;
  • social support;
  • survivor

Summary

  • This article addresses some of the psychosocial issues concerning survivors of breast cancer.
  • Issues relating to employment and social support are discussed.
  • Social support is also related to the significant other.
  • Recommendations for nursing practice and research are made, including the need for a unilateral definition of ‘survivor’ and for attitudinal changes.
  • As the number of survivors increase, psychosocial barriers need to be diminished by nursing practice and research.