Journal article

Individualising difference, negotiating culture: Intersections of culture and care.

Alex Broom, Emma Kirby, Renata Kokanović, Lisa Woodland, David Wyld, Paul de Souza, Eng-Siew Koh, Zarnie Lwin

Health (London) | Published : 2020


In this article, we focus on developing a critical sociology of 'cultural and linguistic diversity' as evident in cancer care praxis, drawing on the perspectives of cancer care health professionals. Set within the context of increasing efforts on the part of healthcare providers to 'accommodate difference' and 'incorporate diversity', we aimed to utilise participants' accounts of practice to ask: how do we and how should we think about and operationalise 'culture' (if at all) in cancer care settings. Drawing on eight focus groups with doctors, nurses, allied health staff and multicultural community workers, here we explore their accounts of: othering and over-simplification; the role of abse..

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