Chapter 14. Earl Collins: A 73-Year-Old African American Man with Lung Cancer
- Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant3 and
- Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean4
Published Online: 27 APR 2009
Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals
How to Cite
Margolis, M. L. and Bellini, L. (2009) Earl Collins: A 73-Year-Old African American Man with Lung Cancer, in Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals (eds L. Hark and H. DeLisser), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch14
Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Published Online: 27 APR 2009
- Published Print: 10 APR 2009
Print ISBN: 9781405180726
Online ISBN: 9781444311686
- African American man with lung cancer;
- shortness of breath with exertion;
- reinforcement of personal and anecdotal experiences by patients;
- stimulation of metastatic tumor foci by postsurgical inflammation;
- accelerated metastatic tumor growth due to loss of inhibitory factors;
- clinical lessons from anthropological and cross-cultural research
This chapter contains sections titled:
How should lay or folk beliefs that pertain to important medical decisions be addressed?
How should the physician respond to this specific folk belief about air causing tumor growth or spread?
How should Dr. Jones respond to the use of alternative medicine approaches by Mr. Collins?
How should the physician respond to this religiously based refusal to accept potentially beneficial therapy?