Cultural differences

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Australia is a multicultural country filled with diverse groups of people whose collective beliefs and values guide different types of thinking and behaviour. As such, cultural requirements and sensitivities are important considerations in the care of people with advanced cancer.

What do you want to know about your illness? What does your family need to know? What level of treatment is acceptable? How do you talk about death? These are some points of cultural difference that, with the right communication, can be integrated into your care.

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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015