Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Lung Cancer Screening

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Carolina University’s, Dr. Zimmerman, an associate professor, and director of deaf studies, was the corresponding author for a recent publication on barriers and facilitators to participation in lung cancer screening. The research team was comprised of critical care specialists, pulmonologists, and internists. They conducted a systematic review of qualitative literature and performed a grounded analysis of the data. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in men and women in the United States. Findings were organized using a socioecological lens which ultimately pointed to a key message- “Culturally responsive patient education, provider education, and care coordination are critical opportunities for healthcare systems to improve lung cancer screening participation.”

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