The prevalence of depression and anxiety among Chinese adults with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Springer

We identified high prevalence rates of depression and anxiety among Chinese adults with cancer. The findings support that the prevalence of depression and anxiety among adults with cancer should receive more attention in Chinese medical settings.

via The prevalence of depression and anxiety among Chinese adults with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Springer.

Support needs of Chinese immigrant cancer patients – Online First – Springer

In this study, 80 % of the participants expressed interest in programs tailored for Chinese cancer patients. The most frequently preferred topics for potential services were information-based. Findings provide a foundation for future research and the development of culturally and linguistically targeted support programs and interventions for this unique population.

via Support needs of Chinese immigrant cancer patients – Online First – Springer.

Resource need and use of multiethnic caregivers of elders in their homes – Friedemann – 2013 – Journal of Advanced Nursing – Wiley Online Library

The lack of a link between resource need and use suggested access barriers. Important for policy makers and service providers are the delivery of high-quality services and the use of a personal and individualized approach with all ethnicities. Quality service includes understanding the caregiving situations and requires a trusting relationship with family caregivers.

via Resource need and use of multiethnic caregivers of elders in their homes – Friedemann – 2013 – Journal of Advanced Nursing – Wiley Online Library.

Islam and the four principles of medical ethics — Mustafa — Journal of Medical Ethics

The principles underpinning Islam’s ethical framework applied to routine clinical scenarios remain insufficiently understood by many clinicians, thereby unfortunately permitting the delivery of culturally insensitive healthcare. This paper summarises the foundations of the Islamic ethical theory, elucidating the principles and methodology employed by the Muslim jurist in deriving rulings in the field of medical ethics

via Islam and the four principles of medical ethics — Mustafa — Journal of Medical Ethics.

Opening it Up For More Questions: Racial Disparities in Hospice Use

Opening it Up For More Questions: Racial Disparities in Hospice Use

via Opening it Up For More Questions: Racial Disparities in Hospice Use.

Cultural Barriers Keep African Americans From Using Palliative Care | ons connect

Although use of hospice services continues to increase across the United States, with more than 1.5 million Americans receiving services in 2010, only 9% of hospice recipients are African American. In her article in the August 2013 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Drisdom explored the barriers African Americans experience when using hospice care, including cultural and knowledge issues.

via Cultural Barriers Keep African Americans From Using Palliative Care | ons connect.

Family members’ perceptions of end-of-life care across diverse locations of care – Springer

We discuss these findings in relation to overall satisfaction with care, focus on individual, ethno-cultural and diversity issues, information and decision-making, symptom management and attending to the family. We conclude by offering possible practices address the end-of-life needs of patients and family members.

via Family members’ perceptions of end-of-life care across diverse locations of care – Springer.

Rituals of Infant Death: Defining Life and Islamic Personhood – Shaw – 2013 – Bioethics – Wiley Online Library

This article is about the recognition of personhood when death occurs in early life. Drawing from anthropological perspectives on personhood at the beginnings and ends of life, it examines the implications of competing religious and customary definitions of personhood for a small sample of young British Pakistani Muslim women who experienced miscarriage and stillbirth.

via Rituals of Infant Death: Defining Life and Islamic Personhood – Shaw – 2013 – Bioethics – Wiley Online Library.

Undocumented–Guest Post by Paul Rousseau, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM | Journal of Palliative Medicine

Thirty-two years old and dying of cancer.

Miguel had struggled to get to the United States from El Salvador to make a better life for himself. He had been here for 2 years, working for a landscape company, when he started noticing bruises and constant fatigue. A severe nosebleed eventually sent him to the emergency room.

via Undocumented–Guest Post by Paul Rousseau, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM | Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Anne Booms – Providing End-Stage Cancer Care for Our Diverse Population | TheONC | A Gated Community for Oncology Nurses and Cancer Care Teams

In constructing a cancer care management plan for Australian Aboriginal patients, spiritual, as well as practical, issues may need to be considered.

via Anne Booms – Providing End-Stage Cancer Care for Our Diverse Population | TheONC | A Gated Community for Oncology Nurses and Cancer Care Teams.