Language and understanding: The complexity of insight in cancer care

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Published: 22 Apr 2021
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Dr Tianna Martin - Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

"Dr Tianna Martin speaks to ecancer about the complexity of insight in cancer care. Initially, she explains the rationale of her study.

The study assessed language challenges within patients with limited English proficiency to gain insight into the distribution of languages and social circumstances of this population. Furthermore, the study also investigated the use of interpreter services.

Dr Martin mentions the method of data collection and inclusion/exclusion criteria of her research. She further discusses the results of her study.

She says, 'In lung cancer therapy there is a predictable communication discordance between healthcare staff and patients with limited English proficiency.

Dr Martin, in the end, talks about the solution to these language problems and what is the future for lung cancer patients.

ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ecancer Global Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.