The illness career of the person with cancer has been characterized as a « living-dying » experience in which, faced with the intolerable incompatibility of life and death, the individual and his or her family attempt to maintain control and « normalize » everyday activity.
Unfortunately, in their everyday struggles, families in North America appear to face social isolation from existing community services and networks that might assist them.
Perhaps because the illness is so heavily medicalized and stigmatized, most persons with cancer and their families do not participate in them.
A minority benefit from self-help organizations such as Cancer Society groups and survivor coalitions.
The palliative care and hospice/home care movements provide an alternative to dying in the acute-care hospital, again, for a minority.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Isolement social, Service santé, Traitement palliatif, Survie, Stigmate, Coping, Milieu familial, Homme, Support social, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etats Unis, Système santé, Article synthèse, Groupe entraide, Soin autogéré
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Social isolation, Health service, Palliative treatment, Survival, Stigma, Coping, Family environment, Human, Social support, Canada, North America, America, United States, Health system, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0314119
Code Inist : 002A26N03B. Création : 199406.