Exploring Racial Differences in Patient Centeredness of Care (PCC) During Breast Cancer (BC) Chemotherapy Clinical Visits.


University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 3500 Victoria St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA. [Email]


The communication patterns between clinician and patient, described as the patient centeredness of care (PCC), may be a critically important etiology of breast cancer (BC) racial disparity. The purpose of this prospective, comparative pilot study was to qualitatively explore and code for PCC during the clinical visit of women undergoing BC chemotherapy and compare by race.


Breast cancer chemotherapy,Patient-centered communication,Racial disparity,Symptom management,