A model of knowledge acquisition in early stage breast cancer patients

Laura E. Warren, Sheryl E. Mendlinger, Katherine A. Corso, Caprice C. Greenberg

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Abstract

To meaningfully participate in the decision-making regarding a newly diagnosed breast cancer, a patient must acquire new knowledge. We describe a model of knowledge acquisition that can provide a framework for exploring the process and types of knowledge that breast cancer patients gain following their diagnosis. The four types of knowledge presented in this model-authoritative, technical, embodied, and traditional-are described and potential sources discussed. An understanding of knowledge acquisition in early stage breast cancer patients can provide healthcare practitioners with an important framework for optimizing decision-making in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalBreast Journal
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • breast cancer
  • decision-making
  • knowledge acquisition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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