Abstract

This literature review explores a series of palliative and hospice care related studies which highlight effective practices and potential barriers within cross-cultural communication among patients, families, and medical staff. Translating from “medical world” to “real world” is often a major barrier in successful caregiving; however, this complexity is substantially increased due to insufficient cultural competencies. The specialized analysis will be conducted in regard to the context of cancer or oncology patient care. Theoretical frameworks, evidence-based training, and thematic insights will be the foundation of proposed future research initiatives.

Keywords: cross-cultural communication, palliative care, hospice care, cultural competencies

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Abstract

This literature review explores a series of palliative and hospice care related studies which highlight effective practices and potential barriers within cross-cultural communication among patients, families, and medical staff. Translating from “medical world” to “real world” is often a major barrier in successful caregiving; however, this complexity is substantially increased due to insufficient cultural competencies. The specialized analysis will be conducted in regard to the context of cancer or oncology patient care. Theoretical frameworks, evidence-based training, and thematic insights will be the foundation of proposed future research initiatives.

Keywords: cross-cultural communication, palliative care, hospice care, cultural competencies

Research Category

English/Languages/Communication

Author Information

Elizabeth GarlingerFollow

Primary Author's Major

Communication Studies/Applied Communication

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Nichole L. Egbert

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

21-3-2017 1:00 PM

Research Area

Communication | Health Communication

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Mar 21st, 1:00 PM

Crossing Divides: Health, Communication, and End of Life

This literature review explores a series of palliative and hospice care related studies which highlight effective practices and potential barriers within cross-cultural communication among patients, families, and medical staff. Translating from “medical world” to “real world” is often a major barrier in successful caregiving; however, this complexity is substantially increased due to insufficient cultural competencies. The specialized analysis will be conducted in regard to the context of cancer or oncology patient care. Theoretical frameworks, evidence-based training, and thematic insights will be the foundation of proposed future research initiatives.

Keywords: cross-cultural communication, palliative care, hospice care, cultural competencies