Fathers are Caregivers Too: Shifting Focus on Research with Latino Men



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University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work


This article presents a description of the state of knowledge about Latino fathers’ coping with pediatric cancer and explains the need to shift the attention for research and practice with this group. In order to provide a fuller understanding of the fathers’ experience, those conducting research need to analyze constructions of masculinity and move away from stereotypical models about men and their caregiving. The author proposes decentering research from the Anglo- American dominant focus and being more inclusive of other perspectives. Paths for inquiry to promote culturally sensitive interventions and research recommendations are provided.



Perspectives on Social Work, Noe Mojica, Cancer, Latinos, Fathering, Caregiving, Research, Perspectives on Social Work, Cancer, Latinos, Fathering, Caregiving, Research