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Spotlight on: Breaking boundaries

How Jean-Louis Lefebvre has been making life better for the most stigmatised of cancer patients

Social and cultural differences between the medical world and the people it seeks to serve can get in the way of providing the most effective service. In this Masterpiece, you can read about what Jean-Louis Lefebvre, a world leader in head and neck cancers, has been doing to help ensure those most at risk recognise symptoms, book an appointment with their GP, and engage effectively with the health professionals charged with their treatment and care.

What do you think?

Do you notice big differences between patients in how comfortable and confident they are at engaging with you and the health system as a whole?
Do you think it has a significant impact on their experience of care and on their outomes?
Could the medical profession do more to help bridge the gap?

You can read the full article in Cancer World.