Cancer diagnoses in children: cultural factors influencing parent/child reactions

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This paper focuses on the importance of a nurses's ability to assess the impact of childhood cancer on the patient and family, taking into consideration the relationship of cultural background and reaction to diagnosis. The author has prepared this paper as a result of participation on a program for professional nurses sponsored by the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses and the Nursing Department, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, titled “A Child Living with Cancer.”

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