Policies, Processes, Poppycock and Dimensions of Power: Structural, Hegemonic and Interpersonal

  • Vicki Adele PascoeEmail author


Chapter 4 explores structural, hegemonic and interpersonal power relations. The IMG process journey through the Australian health system's deficit discourses is outlined. The voices share narratives of experience as ‘the other’ and a system/IMG relationship of constant struggle. The system is revealed as a powerful and complex entity that operationalises systemic discrimination. The representation of IMGs as a distinct professional community is advanced.


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  1. 1.Principal ResearcherIndependent Education ConsultancyAdelaideAustralia

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