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Enhancing cancer care safety for ethnic minority patients: insights from healthcare professionals
  1. Abdulqadir J Nashwan,
  2. Jibin Kunjavara
  1. Nursing & Midwifery Research Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Doha, Qatar
  1. Correspondence to Abdulqadir J Nashwan, Nursing & Midwifery Research Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Doha, Qatar; ANashwan{at}

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Commentary on: Chauhan A, Newman B, Manias E, et al. Creating safer cancer care with ethnic minority patients: A qualitative analysis of the experiences of cancer service staff. Health Expect. 2024 Jan 30;27(1):e13979.

Implications for practice and research

  • Implementing culturally competent communication strategies, including interpreters and culturally adapted materials, can enhance patient safety and engagement.

  • Further studies are needed to evaluate the effectiveness of communication tools and strategies in improving safety outcomes for ethnic minority patients with cancer.


This qualitative study explores the experiences of healthcare staff in creating safer cancer care environments for ethnic minority patients. People from ethnic minority groups, who face an increased risk of safety events, often encounter barriers such as language and cultural differences.1 The research highlights the diverse backgrounds of ethnic communities involved, emphasising the critical need for culturally competent care …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.