Journal article

Understanding the experiences of Mandarin-speaking patients diagnosed with life-threatening cancer in Australia

Yung-Chih Chiang, Anna Collins, Prem Chopra, Ti Lu, Eng-Seong Tan, Jeremy W Couper

PALLIATIVE & SUPPORTIVE CARE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: People from ethnic minority groups who receive cancer care outside their country of origin may experience poor survival and psychological outcomes relative to that nation's majority groups. This exploratory qualitative study aimed to understand the experience of a large minority group of Mandarin-speaking cancer patients (MSCPs) after diagnosis and treatment of their cancer in Australia, with a view to delineate if cultural or linguistic factors affected the quality of care provided. METHOD: We employed an exploratory qualitative design involving interviews with 22 MSCPs who were treated during 2009 at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (PMCC) in Melbourne, Australia. Participants ..

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