Anger, coping, and quality of life in female cancer patients
Karolina Barinková and Margita Mesarosova (University of Pavol Jozef Safarik), 2013, 41(1), 135–142

I have picked this article because I appreciate that the researchers have acknowledged and investigated the importance of mood and emotion in coping with cancer. In particular, they have looked at anger, which is by some not deemed a desirable quality in women, but must be considered a natural response when faced with a cancer diagnosis, the treatment that involves, and possibly death. The authors cite cancer as the second most common cause of death in many parts of the Western world. Because of its undeniable impact in so many peoples’ lives, the emotional response and from patients and their coping skills are of as significant importance as their physical state.

Emily Duncan | Copyeditor
Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal