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Is asthma stigmatised within different communities? (Content from AstraZeneca)

Z3-0388 | DOP Feb 2021

In this episode, we focus on long-term respiratory conditions with Dr Llinos Jones, who reflects on her experiences tackling inequalities of care within Kirklees. Dr Llinos Jones is a Respiratory Consultant based at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

In this episode, we focus on long-term respiratory conditions with Dr Llinos Jones, who reflects on her experiences tackling inequalities of care within Kirklees. Dr Llinos Jones is a Respiratory Consultant based at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

Dr Llinos Jones would like her take-home messages to be:

  • Have an appreciation of the potential barriers which may exist for certain patients when it comes to understanding what their treatment is and why they should take it.
  • Be mindful of the issues regarding general literacy and health literacy amongst your patients. Consider tailoring the advice you give to your patients, based on their literacy skills.
  • Be aware of the cultural differences which may exist within your regional practice.

 

Useful links

 

References

  1. McKibben S et al. European Respiratory Journal 2020;56(Suppl. 64):1364. Available from: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/56/suppl_64/1364 [last accessed 18 January 2021]
  2. Royal College of Physicians. Why Asthma Still Kills. The National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD). May 2014. Available from: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/why-asthma-still-kills [last accessed 18 January 2021]
  3. British Thoracic Society, Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. SIGN158 British guideline on the management of asthma. Edinburgh. Revision edition published July 2019. Available from: http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/quality-improvement/guidelines/asthma [last accessed 18 January 2021]
  4. King’s Fund. Health inequalities: our position. October 2020. Available from: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/positions/health-inequalities [last accessed 18 January 2021]
  5. National Literacy Trust. Adult literacy. Available from: https://literacytrust.org.uk/parents-and-families/adult-literacy/ [last accessed 18 January 2021]

In this episode, we focus on long-term respiratory conditions with Dr Llinos Jones, who reflects on her experiences tackling inequalities of care within Kirklees. Dr Llinos Jones is a Respiratory Consultant based at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

Dr Llinos Jones would like her take-home messages to be:

  • Have an appreciation of the potential barriers which may exist for certain patients when it comes to understanding what their treatment is and why they should take it.
  • Be mindful of the issues regarding general literacy and health literacy amongst your patients. Consider tailoring the advice you give to your patients, based on their literacy skills.
  • Be aware of the cultural differences which may exist within your regional practice.

 

Useful links

 

References

  1. McKibben S et al. European Respiratory Journal 2020;56(Suppl. 64):1364. Available from: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/56/suppl_64/1364 [last accessed 18 January 2021]
  2. Royal College of Physicians. Why Asthma Still Kills. The National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD). May 2014. Available from: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/why-asthma-still-kills [last accessed 18 January 2021]
  3. British Thoracic Society, Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. SIGN158 British guideline on the management of asthma. Edinburgh. Revision edition published July 2019. Available from: http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/quality-improvement/guidelines/asthma [last accessed 18 January 2021]
  4. King’s Fund. Health inequalities: our position. October 2020. Available from: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/positions/health-inequalities [last accessed 18 January 2021]
  5. National Literacy Trust. Adult literacy. Available from: https://literacytrust.org.uk/parents-and-families/adult-literacy/ [last accessed 18 January 2021]

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