Journal article

A qualitative study of cancer care professionals' experiences of working with migrant patients from diverse cultural backgrounds

Alex Broom, Rhiannon Bree Parker, Emma Kirby, Renata Kokanovic, Lisa Woodland, Zarnie Lwin, Eng-Siew Koh

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To improve the experiences of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, there has been an increased emphasis on strengthening cultural awareness and competence in healthcare contexts. The aim of this focus-group based study was to explore how professionals in cancer care experience their encounters with migrant cancer patients with a focus on how they work with cultural diversity in their everyday practice, and the personal, interpersonal and institutional dimensions therein. DESIGN: This paper draws on qualitative data from eight focus groups held in three local health districts in major metropolitan areas of Australia. Participants were health professionals (n=57) working with ..

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