Journal article

Talking about TB: multicultural diversity and tuberculosis services in Waikato, New Zealand.

Clif van der Oest, Richard Chenhall, Dell Hood, Paul Kelly

The New Zealand Medical Journal | Published : 2005


AIM: To explore the diversity of opinion amongst different refugee and minority group representatives about tuberculosis, and to examine the provision of services and their effectiveness in the Waikato Health District, New Zealand. METHODS: Open-ended qualitative interviews with the representatives of seven minority populations were undertaken. The interviews focused on the cultural differences in the approach of minority populations to health issues and on the accessibility of health services to these population groups. Participants expressed their opinions about how health services, and more specifically about how tuberculosis (TB) health services could be improved. RESULTS: Important cult..

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