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“Estoy en un monton de dolor” Experiencing Pain from a Hispanic Cancer Patient’s Perspective Author’s Name University ABSTRACT The study of Im et al. (2007) shows serious implications to the medical sector. Disparity in the treatments received by cancer patients of Hispanic backgrounds as well as other migrant populations should be closely examined so that adjustment can be made to better cater to their needs…
Key words: Pain management, Hispanics, culture “Estoy en un monton de dolor” Experiencing Pain from a Hispanic Cancer Patient’s Perspective Though there are many flaws in the healthcare system in the United Stated, for many migrants especially African Americans and Hispanics, the existence of such a system is a great blessing. Many vie for immigrant status and citizenship to enjoy the privileges of social healthcare. The United States is a country that stood for equality of rights for every man, no matter the race, culture, or belief; however, it is shocking and disappointing to find out that there are discrepancies in the pain management options given to migrant cancer patients especially with regards to Hispanic cancer patients. I have known and seen a lot of people who had different types of cancer in the course of my life and in the academic degree that I chose. I have seen the tremendous amount of pain they experience especially those in the late stages of the disease. ...
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