Information Needs of the Patients with Cervical Cancer

  •  Qinghua Huang    


Cancer patients usually experience a long medical journey. In the process of event, relevant information for cancer
patients plays important role in managing their disease. In order to improve healthcare quality for the patients with
cervical cancer, this essay discusses the information needs of the patients from three aspects: the information needs at
different stages of the patients’ journey; relative merits and suitability of different methods for providing the
information; and the considerations needed by the information providers when providing the information. The essay
suggests that good practice in the provision of the information should give a comprehensive consideration, including
technical, legal, policy and social issues.

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