Cervical screening in an Orthodox Jewish community
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Cervical screening in an Orthodox Jewish community

Sonia Berjon-Aparicio Practice nurse, Millbank Medical Centre, London

This article discusses the possible conflicts of interest in offering cervical screening to Orthodox Jewish women. Women in this community are at lower risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia than the general population and may object to screening because of religious reasons. The author suggests that national targets should be flexible to accommodate different cultures. Practice nurses can then concentrate on providing the most appropriate care for different ethnic minorities.

Nursing Standard. 21, 28,44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.03.21.28.44.c4535

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soniaberjon@hotmail.com

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