Culture And Cancer Care: Anthropological Insights in Oncology

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Nov 1, 2005 - Medical - 186 pages
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Culture and Cancer Care is key reading for students, researchers and practitioners in oncology and palliative care, offering a clear analysis of cultural differences with regard to illness and health care, as well as suggestions of how ethnic disparities can be overcome both at a political and local level, through cultural understanding and culturally appropriate health education.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
chapter 01 The relevance of anthropology
15
moving beyond culture
35
Chapter 03 Communicating the diagnosis and cancer communication
55
Chapter 04 The cultural response to cancer coping and the role of religion and spirituality
70
Chapter 05 Culture treatment and cancer
85
Chapter 06 Complementary and alternative therapies in oncology
105
Chapter 07 Cultural aspects of palliative care death and dying
116
Chapter 08 Tackling inequalities in cancer outcomes
133
an agenda for future research
147
References
151
Index
177
Back cover
187
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Simon Dein is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Medicine in the Centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences in Medicine at University College London. He has published a number of papers on religion and health, and is the joint editor ofMental Health, Religion and Culture.

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