Journal article

The (Co)Production of Difference in the Care of Patients With Cancer From Migrant Backgrounds

Alex Broom, Rhiannon Parker, Stephanie Raymond, Emma Kirby, Sophie Lewis, Renata Kokanovic, Jonathan Adams, Paul de Souza, Lisa Woodland, David Wyld, Zarnie Lwin, Eng-Siew Koh



An extensive body of scholarship focuses on cultural diversity in health care, and this has resulted in a plethora of strategies to "manage" cultural difference. This work has often been patient-oriented (i.e., focused on the differences of the person being cared for), rather than relational in character. In this study, we aimed to explore how the difference was relational and coproduced in the accounts of cancer care professionals and patients with cancer who were from migrant backgrounds. Drawing on eight focus groups with 57 cancer care professionals and one-on-one interviews with 43 cancer patients from migrant backgrounds, we explore social relations, including intrusion and feelings of..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project

Awarded by ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: this research was supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project (LP160100100) and an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Grant (DE170100440).