Breaking Difficult News in a Cross-cultural Setting: a Qualitative Study about Latina Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome

@article{Sheets2011BreakingDN,
  title={Breaking Difficult News in a Cross-cultural Setting: a Qualitative Study about Latina Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome},
  author={Kayla M Sheets and Bonnie J Baty and Juan Carlos V{\'a}zquez and J. Chris Carey and Wendy L. Hobson},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={582-590}
}
Giving difficult news to patients represents a common dilemma for health care professionals. Based on three decades of research, various authors have proposed guidelines outlining the ideal setting, delivery, and timing. Existing publications focus on patients of European descent and may not be applicable in cross-cultural settings. We explored perceptions of Spanish-speaking mothers who have a child with Down syndrome and how they preferred to receive the news of their child’s diagnosis. We… CONTINUE READING

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