Social support use by Chamorro women on Guam diagnosed with breast cancer
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.
0451: Social psychology
0573: Public health
0740: Native Americans
0740: Native studies