Contextual and Cultural Influences on Caregivers of Hispanic Cancer Survivors

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Objectives: To discuss contextual factors (barriers to accessing health care, immigration issues, minority stress, low education/income, challenging employment environments) and cultural values (familism, espíritu, confianza, marianismo, machismo) of Hispanic caregivers that may influence the caregiving experience. Data Sources: Literature, research. Conclusion: Hispanic caregivers, like non-Hispanic caregivers, experience poor health during caregiving and have unmet needs for information and emotional support. Few evidence-based supportive care interventions are currently available, and more should be developed and tested for this growing population of Hispanic caregivers. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nurses should assess both contextual factors and cultural values as part of treatment planning for quality cancer care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • cancer
  • caregivers
  • contextual factors
  • cultural values
  • Hispanic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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