The Health Communication of Childhood Cancer Survivor in Supporting Children with Cancer

Meistra Budiasa, Sazkia Gabriellia Zakaria

Abstract


This research discusses the role of health communication in supporting childhood cancer patients.  The objective of this research is to get a deeper understanding of how childhood cancer survivors deliver health information regarding childhood cancer and also to know more about how they educate childhood cancer patients. Qualitative descriptive is used for this research in order to be able to describe the field conditions in depth. The use of 'Communication for Persuasion Theory' is to find out how much the influence of health communication has in the formation of new health behaviors of a childhood cancer patient. The data collection techniques for this research were using interviews, observation, and documentation. The findings of this research are the existence of role models by a childhood cancer survivor in conducting health communication is very important for the formation of new health behaviors

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