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Social support use by Chamorro women on Guam diagnosed with breast cancer


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Abstract (summary)

This phenomenological study explored use of social support by Chamorro women on Guam diagnosed with breast cancer. The study examined the use of formal and informal support systems, as well as the contributions of the nuclear and extended family networks. Further, Chamorro women were examined within the context of political and environmental colonization, in light of Guam's status as a modern-day American colony. This lens was used to examine the health disparities of Chamorro people on Guam and gave rise to the recommendation of a Congressional Native Chamorro Health Care Act.

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Subject
Toxicology;
Social psychology;
Public health;
Native Americans;
Native studies;
Social support;
Breast cancer
Classification
0383: Toxicology
0451: Social psychology
0573: Public health
0740: Native Americans
0740: Native studies
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Psychology; Breast cancer; Chamorro; Chamorro women; Colonization; Environmental contamination; Guam; Social support; Women
Title
Social support use by Chamorro women on Guam diagnosed with breast cancer
Author
Natividad, LisaLinda S.
Number of pages
223
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
1351
Source
DAI-B 68/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549220305
Advisor
Johnson, Kit
Committee member
Brown, Terrence; Muldrow, Edward
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Human Services
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3278060
ProQuest document ID
304723069
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304723069
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