Racial and ethnic differences in beliefs about lung cancer care Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Americans
  • Attitude to Death
  • Attitude to Health
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Lung Neoplasms

abstract

  • Similarities and differences in beliefs about disease-directed treatment were observed between minority and nonminority patients with lung cancer. Minority patients hold more fatalistic views about the disease and misperceptions about advance care planning and hospice care. Further research is needed to assess the impact of these beliefs on decisions about lung cancer care and patient outcomes.

publication date

  • November 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3494476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.12-0330

PubMed ID

  • 22700777

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1251

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 142

number

  • 5