The child with cancer. Influence of culture on truth-telling and patient care.

@article{Trill1997TheCW,
  title={The child with cancer. Influence of culture on truth-telling and patient care.},
  author={M De Trill and R Kovalcik},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={809},
  pages={197-210}
}
The definition, understanding, and shaping of childhood and adolescence vary widely. The cultural life of a community determines how children are valued and what measures will be taken to insure their health. It will also determine the family's responses to an ill child. It is for these reasons that health-care professionals should be sensitive to culturally defined health beliefs and practices that may explain behaviors such as nonadherence to prescribed therapies, the degree and quality of… CONTINUE READING

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