Santería as Informal Mental Health Support Among U.S. Latinos with Cancer Article

cited authors

  • Rosario, AM; De La Rosa, M

fiu authors


  • This article explores and examines Santería's function as a culturally congruent informal mental health support that assists U.S. Latinos to cope with the psychosocial sequelae of living with cancer. Research has demonstrated that Santería serves as a mediating institution for many Latinos. The tradition functions as both a religion and a health care system within various Latino subgroups and has functioned as an informal mental health service in occurrences of health versus illness. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014

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start page

  • 4

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  • 18


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