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Developing Tautai Lavea‘i, a Breast Cancer Patient Nativation Program in American Samoa

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Title: Developing Tautai Lavea‘i, a Breast Cancer Patient Nativation Program in American Samoa
Authors: Ka‘opua, L.S.I.
Tofaeono, J.F.
Park, S.H.
Scanlan, L.M.Y.
Ward, M.E.
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Foifua, S.J.

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Keywords: adherence
American Samoa
breast cancer
indigenous population
patient navigation
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LC Subject Headings: Indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Dec 2010
Publisher: Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Ka‘opua, L. S. I., Tofaeono, J. F., Park, S.H., Scanlan, L. M.Y., Ward, M. E., Tofaeono, V. W., & Foifua, S. J.(2010). Developing Tautai Lavea‘i, a Breast Cancer Patient Nativation Program in American Samo. Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work, 1(12.
Abstract: This article focuses on development of the psychosocial-cultural components of a breast cancer patient navigation program (PNP) in the medically underserved, albeit culturally-rich Territory of American Samoa. Efforts to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality in American Samoa must necessarily consider the territory’s limited cancer resources and indigenous culture, as well as the individuals at risk for poor health outcomes and premature death. Within this complex set of challenges resides the prospect of health equity and opportunities for advancing service innovations that meaningfully plait native ways of knowing with Western evidencebased practice. Increasing adherence to diagnostic and treatment procedures is of significant concern to the American Samoa Cancer Community Network who initiated this inquiry to assess patients lost to follow-up, describe treatment-seeking influences, and identify cultural preferences for inclusion in a PNP tailored on fa‘aSamoa or the Samoan worldview.
Pages/Duration: 20 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/18770
ISSN: 2151-349X
Appears in Collections:JIVSW Volume 01, Issue 02 [Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work]



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