Marie Curie works to improve access to palliative care for BAME communities

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care

Follow this link for the press release

Date of publication:  August 2014

Publication type: Press release

In a nutshell: A report released from Marie Curie Cancer Care has found that palliative care in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across Cardiff and the Vale is underused. Research carried out by Marie Curie with local communities  has found that minority ethnic communities are less likely to choose to use their hospice service in Wales because of concerns about language, facilities for religious worship and dietary requirements. The report also revealed that despite being aware of hospices, communities felt GPs can also be reluctant to suggest palliative care options to ethnic minorities.

Some important notes: The report can be requested by emailing


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