Sharon Chalmers


Are you talking to me? Negotiating the challenge of cultural diversity in children's health care

This report is the culmination of a 3-year Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant Project. The project examined health interactions between families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (1st and 2nd generation) and health professionals, with a particular focus on the potential cultural ‘mismatches’...

Culture, health and parenting in everyday life

Family structures and ways of parenting can influence the relationships between health workers and parent/carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This study by Sharon Chalmers presents the results of focus groups and individual interviews with parents/carers from Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese-speaking communities, three...

Diverse strategies for diverse carers: the cultural context of family carers in NSW

This study presents the findings of cultural research into the everyday experiences of carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Anglo-Australian backgrounds. The purpose of the study was to increase awareness and understanding of the diversity of caring experiences and the inter-relationship of cultural...

'We all come from somewhere': cultural diversity at Sydney Children's Hospital

Sharon Chalmers and Fiona Allon examine how staff at Sydney Children's Hospital work with the notion of cultural diversity on a daily basis. It also asks whether the hospital, with its own set of cultural constructs, including professional and institutional cultures, manages or engages with...