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Table 4 Perceptions of nurses and general practitioners on factors influencing access to and use of home care

From: Barriers to home care for terminally ill Turkish and Moroccan migrants, perceived by GPs and nurses: a survey

Turkish and Moroccan terminally ill patients often have: % of nurses (n = 93) % of GPs (n = 78)
  Disagree Neutral Agree Disagree Neutral agree
Communication problems, which hamper them in understanding home care nurses* 5 16 79 15 21 64
Communication problems, which hamper them in organizing entry to home care* 4 22 74 28 15 57
A taboo on speaking about the terminal disease* 15 40 46 11 22 67
Different habits from Dutch patients, which hamper home care nurses in working with them in an easy way* 28 17 55 7 28 65
Problems in understanding why and to what extent they have to contribute financially in order to receive home care 6 29 65 9 32 59
Financial problems, which hamper them in paying for home care* 28 50 22 18 38 44
The fear that they will be the subject of gossip among members of their ethnic community because of their attempt to use home care 28 52 20 19 59 22
  1. * Significant difference between nurses and general practitioners (p < 0.05)