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“I can't do this, it's too much”: building social inclusion in cancer diagnosis and treatment experiences of Aboriginal people, their carers and health workers

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“I can't do this, it's too much”: building social inclusion in cancer diagnosis and treatment experiences of Aboriginal people, their carers and health workers

by Treloar C, Gray R, Brener L, Jackson C, Saunders V, Johnson P, Harris M, Butow P, Newman C

Journal article
Year 2014
Journal International Journal of Public Health
Volume 59
Issue 2
Page 373-379

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

The aim of this paper was to explore the cancer care experiences of Indigenous people in New South Wales. It used a social inclusion lens to understand how people at the margins of society engage with services proved. The data included information from interviews conducted with 22 Indigenous people with cancer, 18 carers of Indigenous people and 16 health care workers.

The study highlighted three factors which were important influences of social inclusion:

  • socio-economic security
  • trust (or mistrust arising from historic and current experience of discrimination)
  • difficulties in knowing the system of cancer treatment.

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Related program(s)

  • Aboriginal patterns of cancer care project

    The Patterns of cancer care for Aboriginal people (APOCC) project is being run by Cancer Council NSW to investigate the reason for the increasing number of deaths from cancer in Aboriginal people in NSW.

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