Melanoma high-risk families' perceived health care provider risk communication

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Abstract

Background. Families with a melanoma history are at risk of melanoma. Melanoma survival improves when people are aware of their risk and ways to modify it. We explored at-risk families' perceived risk communication from healthcare providers. Methods. Qualitative description. Results. Participants perceived: (1) few provider discussions of melanoma risk or risk-modifying behaviors; (2) a desire to trust information from providers; (3) the healthcare system constrains communication; and (4) concerns about provider competence and caring regarding worrisome lesions. Conclusions. Providers should provide clear, comprehensive, accurate, and consistent messages about melanoma to persons at high risk; messages also convey competence and caring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

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Family Health
Health Personnel
Melanoma
Communication
Mental Competency
Delivery of Health Care
Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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