NCPD Article

Stigma in Clinical Oncology

stigma, discrimination, cancer, literature review, person-centered care
CJON 2024, 28(1), 43-51. DOI: 10.1188/24.CJON.43-51

Background: Health-related stigma, including cancer-related stigma, can lead to discrimination that contributes to health inequities and poor health-related outcomes.

Objectives: This article provides a scholarly foundation to acknowledge and address health-related stigma in clinical oncology care.

Methods: This comprehensive clinical literature review is based on peer-reviewed articles identified through targeted searches in CINAHL®, PubMed®, and Google Scholar™ databases.

Findings: This review provides an updated scholarly foundation about stigma in clinical oncology practice. The review highlights stigma in clinical oncology research, identifies a framework for examining multilevel health-related stigma and discrimination, examines stigma measurement instruments, and reviews stigma reduction interventions.

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