Cancer, Culture and Communication / Edition 1 by Rhonda J. Moore | 9780306478857 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Cancer, Culture and Communication / Edition 1

Cancer, Culture and Communication / Edition 1

by Rhonda J. Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306478854

ISBN-13: 9780306478857

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Springer US

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

Overview

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; 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306478857
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
317
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Part I: Cancer across Cultures

Chapter 2 – Culture and Oncology: Impact of Context Effects

Chapter 3- Quality of Life in Culturally Diverse Cancer Patients

Chapter 4- Cancer and Aging: A Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Analysis

Chapter 5 – Children with Cancer: Cultural Differences in Communication between the United States and the United Kingdom

Chapter 6 – Cancer Risk Assessment: Clinically Relevant Information is Key

Part II: Cancer Interventions across Cultures

Chapter 7- Cancer Prevention: Lifestyle as the Definitive Means of Cancer Control

Chapter 8 – Cross-Cultural Aspects of Cancer Care

Part III: Symptoms and Their Management across Cultures

Chapter 9 – The Cultural Experience of Cancer Pain

Chapter 10 – Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Patients with Cancer

Part IV: Dying and Death in Different Cultures

Chapter 11- Bereavement across Cultures

Chapter 12 – The Unmet Need: Addressing Spirituality and Meaning through Culturally Sensitive Communication and Intervention

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