- Article: Lloyd Knight P (2012) Raising cancer awareness in minority ethnic groups. Nursing Times; 108: 38, 17-19.
- Author: Paula Lloyd Knight is associate director for patient experience and BME Cancer Programme lead at the National Cancer Action Team.
THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT
- Incidence of cancer in black and minority ethnic (BME) communities
- How these rates relate to the wider population
- Lower screening and detection rates in BME groups
- How an initiative worked to improve these lower rates
YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:
- Cancer awareness
- Black and ethnic minority groups
- Cancer screening
IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?
This article will help you to understand the importance of cancer screening and early detection to improve outcomes for cancer patients. Later presentation with cancer is related to increased mortality and morbidity. The article will help you to understand how to reach different groups within a community and the strategies that can be used.
QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR
- Why are BME groups less likely to access cancer screening?
- How can I use this article to influence my work as a nurse?
STUDENT NT DECODER
- BME groups: black and ethnic minorities groups. It is often shorted to the acronym BME
- Ambassadors: this is used in a health and social care context to describe a representative within a group who can deliver messages, for example to change behaviour