PATIENT INFORMATION – NOW IN 8 LANGUAGES
Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese
This web portal bring together in-language resources to support understanding of cancer and cancer care for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Relevant resources from across New South Wales and Australia are all available in a single place for ease of access.
The link is here – https://patients.cancer.nsw.gov.au/communities/multicultural-communities
Correct and reliable information about cancer
It is important to have correct and reliable information about cancer. The Cancer Institute NSW has information to help you in multiple languages to understand cancer, cancer screening, how to stop smoking, and where to find information and support if you have cancer.
The link is here – https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/about-cancer/document-library/cancer-information-resources-multiple-languages
Cancer fact sheets
The Institute has produced a number fact sheets in multiple languages for patients and their families and carers. These cover specific cancer treatments and common side effects, including what people can do to manage side effects at home, and when to call a doctor.
The link is here – https://www.eviq.org.au/patients-and-carers/patient-information-in-other-languages
Improving patients cancer care
When diagnosed with cancer, there is a lot of information available to help patients understand their illness. However, there are many unknowns and patients might not know what to do or where to access help. Having a conversation with their doctor about aspects of care can improve patients’ experience, and feel better supported. This link provides this information to patients speaking the following languages – Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Mandarin. The information is also available in audio format and video formats –https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/cancer-care-tips
Here is a link where health professionals can find some support – https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/learn-about-cancer/support-for-health-professionals. Scroll down to see the suite of Cancer Institute’s in language resources including screening and prevention information.
Acknowledgments – to Cancer Institute NSW Advisory Group Members (Rugmini Venkatraman, Sabrina Man, Mariam Mourad and Deirdre D’Souza) and individual stakeholders across the NGO and government sectors – Litsa Diak (Greek – Sydney LHD), Angela Calabrese and Lou Bacchiella (Italian – Metro Assist), Su Kim (Korean – Sydney LHD), Yaping Liu (Simplified Chinese – China Anti-Cancer Australia), Adrine Santos (Spanish – Community Migrant Resource Centre), Sabrina Man (Traditional Chinese – Canrevive Inc), Arabic (Nema Hayba – Cancer Institute NSW), and Khoi Do (Vietnamese – SWS LHD).
Translations provider – NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service