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Cancer, culture, and communication [electronic resource] / edited by Rhonda J. Moore and David Spiegel.



Publication date:
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2004.
  • Book
  • xxii, 317 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 1. Introduction.- Part I: Cancer across Cultures. 2. Culture and Oncology: Impact of Context Effects. 3. Quality of Life in Culturally Diverse Cancer Patients. 4. Cancer and Aging: A Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Analysis. 5. Children with Cancer: Cultural Differences in Communication between the United States and the United Kingdom. 6. Cancer Risk Assessment: Clinically Relevant Information is Key.- Part II: Cancer Interventions across Cultures. 7. Cancer Prevention: Lifestyle as the Definitive Means of Cancer Control. 8. Cross-Cultural Aspects of Cancer Care.- Part III: Symptoms and Their Management across Cultures. 9. The Cultural Experience of Cancer Pain. 10. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Patients with Cancer.- Part IV: Dying and Death in Different Cultures. 11. Bereavement across Cultures. 12. The Unmet Need: Addressing Spirituality and Meaning through Culturally Sensitive Communication and Intervention.
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Publisher's Summary:
The ability to communicate effectively with cancer patients and their family members has been linked to patient satisfaction, reduced psychological morbidity, enhanced health and reduced clinician "burn-out". Yet, despite what we know about the benefits of effective communication, cancer clinicians have only recently begun to receive routine training in the psychosocial and emotional aspects of cancer patient care. This volume creates a multi-disciplinary dialogue about clinician-patient communication. It offers a description of the relevance of culture as a contextual effect that impacts the clinician-patient relationship. Some important topics addressed include: oncology care; quality of life issues; supportive survivorship; cultural differences in health care; and multidisciplinary medical approaches. This book is for physicians, nurses, hospice and palliative care professionals and public health professionals who would like to understand the ways we can improve clinician-patient communication in culturally diverse medical settings. It is also suitable for graduate level courses in medical education, oncology, and health care.
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Electronic reproduction. UK : MyiLibrary, 2007 Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to MIL affiliated libraries.
Moore, Rhonda J.
Spiegel, David, 1945-

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