Social representations and cancer chemotherapy

Andrea M. Castaño Rodríguez, Ximena Palacios-Espinosa

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Objective: To review of the literature about social representations of cancer and chemotherapy. Method: For this review was made a search of the literature in specialized databases through keywords combination: theory of social representations, physical illness, cancer and chemotherapy. Results: We found that even in the 21st century, cancer continues to be subject to negative social representations as well as chemotherapy; there is an obvious defcit of research concerning the topic; a professional duty is to encourage research in this topic to promote these representations change both the patient, caregivers and healthcare professionals, providing better care to the cancer patient and consequently a better adaptation to the physical and social changes that involve the disease.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-93
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Oct 22 2013


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