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Cancer-Patients-Psychology

2010

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Clinicians' Understanding And Perception Of Coping Behaviors And Cultural Differences In Families Dealing With A Childhood Cancer Diagnosis : A Project Based Upon An Independent Investigation, Kara J. Rule Sep 2010

Clinicians' Understanding And Perception Of Coping Behaviors And Cultural Differences In Families Dealing With A Childhood Cancer Diagnosis : A Project Based Upon An Independent Investigation, Kara J. Rule

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This research provides insight into social workers' understanding and perceptions of coping behaviors in families faced with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. The three research questions that guided this study were: (1) Do clinicians observe/perceive cultural distinctions in coping behaviors among families dealing with a pediatric cancer diagnosis? (2) How does a clinician's own culture impact his or her assessments of a family's coping abilities? and (3) How can clinicians gain better cultural sensitivity and cultural competence in working with diverse populations? Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 social workers who were working in pediatric oncology centers across ...