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Article: Family care: An exploratory study of experience and expectations among older Chinese immigrants in Australia

TitleFamily care: An exploratory study of experience and expectations among older Chinese immigrants in Australia
Authors
KeywordsReferences (22) View In Table Layout
Issue Date2007
Citation
Contemporary Nurse, 2007, v. 25 n. 1-2, p. 31-38 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: Family caregiving in East Asian cultures is traditionally based on the Confucian ethic of filial piety that mandates total, holistic care for elders. While research suggests changes in 'family care' are occurring in Asian countries themselves, remarkably little is known about immigrant Asian families in Australia. The study aimed to explore the experience of 'family care' among Chinese-speaking older people who have migrated to Australia in later life. Method: In-depth interviews were conducted in Cantonese with a convenience sample of five cases, including six older Chinese and analysed inductively for dominant themes. Findings: Although no single model of 'family care' emerged, findings reveal significant departures from the norms of filial piety and an overall 'westernisation' of care practices, both in relation to what families actually do for their parents and what the older people themselves expect. Conclusions: Transformation of filial culture has implications for policy, service planning and professional practice. It cannot be assumed that elderly Chinese immigrants' needs are being met through traditional family structures. Copyright © eContent Management Pty Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92622
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.886
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.403
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dc.contributor.authorLo, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Cen_HK
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
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dc.identifier.issn1037-6178en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92622-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Family caregiving in East Asian cultures is traditionally based on the Confucian ethic of filial piety that mandates total, holistic care for elders. While research suggests changes in 'family care' are occurring in Asian countries themselves, remarkably little is known about immigrant Asian families in Australia. The study aimed to explore the experience of 'family care' among Chinese-speaking older people who have migrated to Australia in later life. Method: In-depth interviews were conducted in Cantonese with a convenience sample of five cases, including six older Chinese and analysed inductively for dominant themes. Findings: Although no single model of 'family care' emerged, findings reveal significant departures from the norms of filial piety and an overall 'westernisation' of care practices, both in relation to what families actually do for their parents and what the older people themselves expect. Conclusions: Transformation of filial culture has implications for policy, service planning and professional practice. It cannot be assumed that elderly Chinese immigrants' needs are being met through traditional family structures. Copyright © eContent Management Pty Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectReferences (22) View In Table Layouten_HK
dc.titleFamily care: An exploratory study of experience and expectations among older Chinese immigrants in Australiaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, MH:meihan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume25en_HK
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