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Hospitality Houses for Cancer Patients: The Editha House Perspective

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It is an understatement to say that cancer diagnosis interrupts patients’ lives and leaves them experiencing a wide range of emotions including fear, concern, anger, sadness, and an overwhelming sense of feeling lost within the world. Despite all of these emotions, one overall theme has been identified as central to the experience: patients are willing to do whatever it takes to fight cancer [1]. This strength and determination is central to the experience of guests at Hospitality Houses across the nation and especially at Editha House in Phoenix, Arizona. While experiencing the emotional rollercoaster of cancer diagnosis and treatment, Hospitality Houses provide patients with an environment of supportive care to aid and encourage them during their experience.

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  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Financial Burden
  • Financial Distress
  • Patient Navigator
  • Rural Patient

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We would like to thank Stephanie Kha, our biochemistry student researcher at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, for her important contributions to this chapter.

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Gauwitz, M.L., Bokhiria, S.D. (2016). Hospitality Houses for Cancer Patients: The Editha House Perspective. In: Alberts, D., Lluria-Prevatt, M., Kha, S., Weihs, K. (eds) Supportive Cancer Care. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24814-1_18

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