Patient Education for Hispanic Cancer Patients

  • Louise A. Villejo


Greater racial and ethnic diversity is a given in contemporary American life. Combined with unequal access to economic resources and political power, that diversity has created sharp differences in the racial and ethnic composition of the social classes in American life. One manifestation of that difference is the wide disparity in the racial and ethnic characteristics of those who provide and those who receive medical and social services. The exchange of professional services between persons who differ in race, ethnicity, and cultural orientation is therefore inevitable.


American Cancer Society Hispanic Population Hispanic Patient Cancer Education Program Health Care Team Member 
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  • Louise A. Villejo

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