Cultural influences in pediatric cancer from diagnosis to cure/end of life

Title

Cultural influences in pediatric cancer from diagnosis to cure/end of life

Creator

Gray WN; Szulczewski LJ; Regan SM; Williams JA; Pai AL

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Date

2014

Subject

Adaptation; Caregivers/px [psychology]; Cultural Characteristics; Neoplasms/px [psychology]; Patients/px [psychology]; Survivors/px [psychology]; Adolescent; Adult; Child; Humans; Infant; Middle Aged; Newborn; Preschool; Psychological

Description

OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on cultural factors influencing clinical care and family management of pediatric cancer. METHODS: A literature review including 72 articles related to cultural issues in pediatric cancer was conducted. Information was organized around several clinically driven themes. RESULTS: Cultural factors influenced many aspects of the cancer experience including illness representations, reaction to diagnosis, illness disclosure patterns, complementary and alternative medicine use, management of medical procedures, coping strategies, and end of life issues. CONCLUSION: Increased awareness of cultural factors is needed to improve clinical care and reduce health disparities. Specific strategies to approach cultural differences are provided to enhance patient and family care from diagnosis to cure/end of life.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2017 List

Collection

Citation

Gray WN; Szulczewski LJ; Regan SM; Williams JA; Pai AL, “Cultural influences in pediatric cancer from diagnosis to cure/end of life,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11152.

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