Dissonant roles: The experience of Māori in cancer care
posted by WM Admin on 15 June 2015
Year of Publication
Social Science & Medicine, 138, 144–151
Journal article (peer reviewed)
This research provides insight into some of the mechanisms that hinder and facilitate care access for Māori. Thirty four people who had undergone cancer treatment (19 Māori and 15 non-Māori) were interviewed by two Māori researchers. From the analysis of the results, the authors suggest that "... the classical patient role, or sick role, inadequately captures the kind of role that some Māori take in relation to their healthcare. Māori can also have culturally specific family (whānau) influences and a greater draw towards alternative approaches to healthcare. Dissonant roles contribute to a different experience for Māori". The authors discuss the implications for developing a better understanding of the categories and roles that are relevant to those who have cancer.
How to Access
To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.008 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.