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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology