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Using Participatory Learning & Action research to access and engage with ‘hard to reach’ migrants in primary healthcare research

O'Reilly-de Brún, Mary; de Brún, Tomas; Okonkwo, Ekaterina; Bonsenge-Bokanga, Jean-Samuel; De Almeida Silva, Maria M; Ogbebor, Florence; Mierzejewska, Aga; Nnadi, Lovina; van Weel-Baumgarten, Evelyn; Van Weel, Chris; van den Muijsenbergh, Maria; MacFarlane, Anne


BACKGROUND: Communication problems occur in general practice consultations when migrants and general practitioners do not share a common language and culture. Migrants’ perspectives have rarely been included in the development of guidelines designed to ameliorate this. Considered ‘hard-to-reach’ on the basis of inaccessibility, language discordance and cultural difference, migrants have been consistently excluded from participation in primary healthcare research. The purpose of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-01-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-1247-8


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