Kathleen M. Galvin

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To compare the perspectives of adult childhood cancer survivors and their parents in terms of: (1) parental involvement in the survivor's healthcare, (2) thoughts and discussion about their own or their son's/daughter's childhood cancer, (3) concern about the survivor's current health status, and (4) perceived benefits of follow-up care. Forty-two adult(More)
In cases of fertility-threatening cancer treatments, the choice whether or not to undergo fertility preservation treatment before cancer treatment begins represents a high-stakes, time-sensitive, emotionally charged, nested decision [1]. The choice is life altering and, although presumably a discrete decision, the fertility preservation decision serves as(More)
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OBJECTIVE this research focuses on individuals' reactions to news that a sibling has been diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis (HH). We used the Extended Health Belief Model (EHBM) to frame our analysis of siblings' perceptions of risk for HH and decision of whether to obtain diagnostic testing. METHOD 60 patient and 25 sibling interviews were(More)
From the disciplinary perspective of communication studies, we review theory and research in family communication, including a brief history of the family communication field; the contributions of a family communication perspective; and 5 theories of family communication: communication accommodation theory, communication privacy management theory, family(More)
PURPOSE Little research about cancer-related infertility has examined the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) cancer survivors. This research seeks to understand how LGBTQ survivors are similar to or different from heterosexual survivors with respect to cancer treatments' effects on relationships, plans for(More)
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