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Cultural Issues with Children and Cancer

I need help in answering the two questions below. Questions reference the article:
Cultural Influence on Family Management of Children With Cancer

Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 2007 24: 227
Annaka Gustafson Thibodeaux and Janet A. Deatrick

The online version of this article can be found at:

DOI: 10.1177/1043454207303941

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1. What are some potential ethical issues in this study?

2. Besides mentioning IRB approval, is there any additional evidence that human subjects' rights were safeguarded? What would you have done as a researcher to maintain subjects' rights?

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In the piece, a potential ethical issues is the huge diversity that exists in the world and is reflected in the study. Comments were even noted about diversity within a culture. The critical need to understand and respect culture for healing and wellness is paramount but without thorough understanding and application of each culture, medical staff may miss the mark. Generalization and a 'one size fits all' mentality won't work well, where regionally there could be differences in beliefs and culture.

Thibodeaux and Deatrick reference transcultural nursing theorist Madeline ...

Solution Summary

Managing children with cancer is discussed. The journal oncology nursing is examined.