Table 2

Additional Indigenous-specific items
1. Finding a place to stop or stay while receiving treatment
2. Money worries (e.g., cost of accommodation, travel)
3. Having an Indigenous person to talk to and support you, someone who understands your culture
4. Having traditional bush tucker in hospital
5. Having access to traditional healers or medicine
6. Having an Indigenous person to interpret and help with communication with health professionals
7. Ensuring family members were able to be present when talking or seeing health professionals
8. Directions to get to and around the hospital
9. Getting care items such as dressings, pads or colostomy bags
10. Getting a doctor with the gender (e.g., sex) that you feel comfortable with for treatment, examinations and discussions (women’s and men’s business)
11. Getting information about your illness for your family and friends
12. Being treated in a hospital or clinic that is culturally supportive

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Garvey et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:300   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-300

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