Diagnosis and Treatment for Vulvar Cancer for Indigenous Women From East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory: Bioethical Reflections

Abstract This paper explores the bioethical issues associated with the diagnosis and treatment of vulvar cancer for Indigenous women in East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Based on a qualitative study of a vulvar cancer cluster of Indigenous women, the article highlights four main topics of bioethical concern drawn from the findings: informed consent, removal of body parts, pain management, and issues at the interface of Indigenous and Western health care. The article seeks to make a contribution towards Indigenous health and bioethics and bring to light areas of further research.
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Microsurgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Article Source Type: research
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Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
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