cultural safety, migrant experience, palliative care



  1. Bray, Yvonne M. RN, BHSc, MA(Applied) Nursing
  2. Goodyear-Smith, Felicity A. MB, ChB, MGP, FRNZCGP


The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of palliative nursing care for different generations of a migrant family in the New Zealand context. Methodology used was an intrinsic case study. The twin threads of the family's region and their immigration experience influenced their experiences and their ways of coping in the four domains of family relationships, the support they received from their community, their ability to communicate, and their relationship with palliative care services. Palliative care was by a family approach with strong community support and empowered by culturally safe and appropriate nursing practice. This study explored the underpinnings of culturally safe palliative nursing care.