Culture And Cancer Care: Anthropological Insights in Oncology
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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chapter 01 The relevance of anthropology
moving beyond culture
Chapter 03 Communicating the diagnosis and cancer communication
Chapter 04 The cultural response to cancer coping and the role of religion and spirituality
Chapter 05 Culture treatment and cancer
Chapter 06 Complementary and alternative therapies in oncology
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