2015
DOI: 10.1108/ijmhsc-06-2014-0025
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“Care from the heart”: older minoritised women's perceptions of dignity in care

Abstract: Purpose – Drawing findings from a large mixed-method study on perceptions of dignity, care expectations, and support in relation to older women from Black and minority-ethnic backgrounds, the purpose of this paper is to explore the interrelationships between life course events and the multiple roles adopted by women at different points in time that have shaped their perceptions of care and their care expectations in old age. Design/methodology/approach … Show more

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“…Care by, and involvement of, family emerged as an important issue in older migrants’ access to, and use of, healthcare. Studies found that older migrants’ conceptions of family care are rooted in traditions that emphasise the reciprocity of care between children and parents (Oglak and Hussein, 2016; Saltus and Pithara, 2015). It was also perceived as a duty and obligation (Liu et al , 2017) and a cultural “golden rule” that they wished to uphold (Thyli et al , 2014).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Care by, and involvement of, family emerged as an important issue in older migrants’ access to, and use of, healthcare. Studies found that older migrants’ conceptions of family care are rooted in traditions that emphasise the reciprocity of care between children and parents (Oglak and Hussein, 2016; Saltus and Pithara, 2015). It was also perceived as a duty and obligation (Liu et al , 2017) and a cultural “golden rule” that they wished to uphold (Thyli et al , 2014).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The intergenerational reciprocity of caring was also associated with the idea of dignity in old age. For some, older age symbolized having a respectful position in the community and being cared for by children (Saltus and Pithara, 2015).…”
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confidence: 99%
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“…MME groups have been consistently found to have low levels of health literacy, (7), poorer health outcomes and face inequalities in quality of care and barriers to healthcare access (4,22). Research has highlighted the role of migratory factors, ethnicity and cultural identity (23,24) as well as the quality of interactions with health providers (22,25) in shaping expectations and perceptions of care. Clinician attitudes and biases towards patients have been found to impact in negative ways on quality of care (22,26).…”
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confidence: 99%