The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre - A Richard Pratt legacy (ACSC) at Peter Mac has launched a raft of new language resources for cancer survivors who don’t speak English as a first language.
The new resources include “On the Road to Recovery” – a suite of booklets and fact sheets focused on the time after cancer treatment and specifically designed for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
A multilingual cancer glossary has also been produced to assist translators, interpreters and bilingual health professionals working in the cancer field.
The glossary– created in partnership with translators and interpreters, with support from community groups - provides healthcare professionals with accurate, consistent and culturally appropriate terminology.
A languages drop-down menu has also been added to the Peter Mac website to provide an obvious entry point to the new information in languages including Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Turkish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and also Easy English.
See the multilingual resources:
- Arabic (booklet)
- Cantonese (audio & video)
- Chinese (Simplified) (booklet)
- Chinese (Traditional) (booklet)
- Greek (booklet)
- Hindi (factsheet)
- Italian (factsheet)
- Mandarin (audio & video)
- Tagalog (factsheet)
- Vietnamese (booklet)
- Easy English (booklet – Getting well after cancer)
Existing ACSC survivorship resources are also available in English.
This project is a Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, funded by the Australian Government.
For more information contact Jennifer Kent at the ACSC on (03) 8559 6220 or email [email protected].