14. Exploration of Family Care: A Multicultural Approach

  1. Luigi Grassi4,5 and
  2. Michelle Riba6,7
  1. Lea Baider1,2 and
  2. Gil Goldzweig3

Published Online: 30 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941101.ch14

Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective

Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective

How to Cite

Baider, L. and Goldzweig, G. (2012) Exploration of Family Care: A Multicultural Approach, in Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective (eds L. Grassi and M. Riba), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119941101.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Biomedical and Specialist Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Italy

  2. 5

    Clinical & Emergency Psychiatry Unit, Department of Mental Health & Drug Abuse, Ferrara, Italy

  3. 6

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, USA

  4. 7

    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, MI, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hebrew University Medical School, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 2

    Department of Radiation and Clinical Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

  3. 3

    Medical and Clinical Psychologist, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv – Yaffo, Tel Aviv, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974322

Online ISBN: 9781119941101

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Keywords:

  • family care, a multicultural approach;
  • cancer, and social, cultural, religious and family responses;
  • cultural, social and religious, at every stage of the cancer journey;
  • non-Western cultures, de-emphasizing autonomy, as isolating;
  • non-Western societies and disease, families as decision makers;
  • family culture and quandaries of care, new challenges;
  • structure and function of culture, religion in delivering care;
  • ultra-Orthodox Jews, illness invoking religious models

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Family illness: a private universe

  • Family culture: quandaries of care

  • Families in the Middle East: a protective fortress

  • Israel population statistics (Table 14.2)

  • Family care: an inconclusive exploration …

  • References