Source:Doctor of Philosophy, University of Auckland: Auckland
This doctoral thesis examines the experience of tuberculosis amongst Indian, Korean, and Chinese immigrants living in Auckland. In particular, it examines the ways that the migration and settlement process influences the development, diagnosis and treatment of the illness. Language difficulties, stress, isolation, and lack of access to appropriate health care services are all identified as barriers to successful diagnosis and treatment amongst these populations. This research is based on interviews with TB patients, health professionals, and family members of TB patients; as well as participant observation and media analysis.