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HLTH 200-1: Peer Health Training

Spring 2022

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This search using Boolean finds over 2000 citations in PubMed:

(palliative care OR hospice OR terminal care OR end of life care) AND (quality of life OR QOL OR life quality OR well being) AND (breast cancer OR breast neoplasm OR breast carcinoma)

This search using Boolean, truncation and phrase searching finds around 600 citations in PubMed:

("palliative care" OR hospice OR "terminal care" OR "end of life care") AND ("quality of life" OR QOL OR "life quality" OR "well being") AND ("breast cancer*" OR "breast neoplasm*" OR "breast carcinoma*")

This search using Boolean, truncation, phrase searching and field descriptors finds about 500 citations in PubMed:

("palliative care"[tw] OR hospice[tw] OR "terminal care"[tw] OR "end of life care"[tw]) AND ("quality of life"[tw] OR QOL[tw] OR "life quality"[tw] OR "well being"[tw]) AND ("breast cancer*"[tw] OR "breast neoplasm*"[tw] OR "breast carcinoma*"[tw])

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