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Dr. Merle Mishel
Uncertainty in Illness Theory.
Mishel's research in the area of teaching cancer patients to advocate for their own care has gained national recognition. She also studies what can be done to improve the health care that cancer patients receive without increasing costs on an already overburdened system. She works with prostate and breast cancer patients.
Individual patient uncertainty must be understood as a problematic characteristic of the experience of illness regardless of the acute or chronic nature of various diseases.