Una reflexión sobre la relevancia de las actitudes hacia el cáncer

Translated title of the contribution: A reflection on the relevance of attitudes towards cancer

Ximena Palacios-Espinosa, Jenny Fernanda Vargas Jimenez, Maria Paula Calle-Nassiff

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Cancer represents high rates of human morbimortality, therefore its diagnosis has been the subject of diverse psychological responses such as attitudes, which denote a tendency of favorability or unfavorability towards a specific entity. A review of the literature published between 2005 and 2017 on attitudes towards cancer, analyzed through the tripartite model, led to reflect on the importance that these have, both for patients, as well as for the general population and health professionals. In accordance with the above, the reported attitudes towards cancer, the way in which knowledge, beliefs, emotions and behaviors interact and, also, the conclusions of a critical and analytical stance towards these attitudes with their implications for health professionals are presented.
Translated title of the contributionA reflection on the relevance of attitudes towards cancer
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Psychology


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