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Swallowing Rehabilitation in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Receiving Radiotherapy

2016-09-15 19:09:23 | BioPortfolio

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The diagnosis and treatment of human responses of individuals and groups to actual or potential health problems with the characteristics of altered functional ability and altered life-style. (American Nurses Association & Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Standards of Rehabilitation Nursing Practice, 1986, p.2)

Studies and research concerning the psychological, educational, social, vocational, industrial, and economic aspects of REHABILITATION.

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