Influences of Buddhist-belief on Thai and other Asians caregivers of chronically ill elders

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152768
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Presentation
Title:
Influences of Buddhist-belief on Thai and other Asians caregivers of chronically ill elders
Abstract:
Influences of Buddhist-belief on Thai and other Asians caregivers of chronically ill elders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Netchang, Saowaluk, RN, MNS
P.I. Institution Name:Michigan State University
Title:PhD (candidate)
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The presentation's purpose is to characterize the research concerning religious and culture factors influencing Thai and other Asian family caregivers of chronically ill elders.
Methods: This presentation will synthesize the results of a literature review on the religious-related influences of family caregiving in Thai and other Asians. Thirty English language studies published between 1990 and 2010 from the gerontological caregiving literature were identified using major reference databases.
Results: Although filial responsibility to fulfill caregiving roles is generally expected throughout much of the world, adherence to these beliefs appears to be stronger among Asian caregivers than among non-Asians. The notion of filial piety, embedded within Buddhism prevails in Asian countries where caregiving is reviewed as a natural extension of the commitment to the parents in exchange for the parents? care. In South Asia, caregiving responsibilities are framed by the concept of ?Karma,? the Buddhist-belief that good acts will lead to good consequences. Researchers have reported that caring for elders is viewed by Asian caregivers as a good deed, an important tenet in their concept of karma.
Family caregivers are often less likely to practice preventive healthcare and self-care behaviors while managing caregiving responsibilities. Caregivers report deterioration in healthy behaviors, such as sleep deprivation, poor eating habits, failure to exercise, and postponement of medical appointments. However, positive thinking of caring and Buddhist-beliefs leads Thai caregivers to believe that good deeds would bring them positive results, such as pride in doing a good job, receiving help from neighbors, or the happiness in the next life. Consequently, caregiving for elder is accepted as an integral task as a family member.
Conclusion: By identifying religious caregiving and providing culturally appropriate interventions, nursing professionals can help chronically ill elders maintain their health and well-being and help their caregivers deliver the highest quality of caregiving.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluences of Buddhist-belief on Thai and other Asians caregivers of chronically ill eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152768-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Influences of Buddhist-belief on Thai and other Asians caregivers of chronically ill elders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Netchang, Saowaluk, RN, MNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michigan State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD (candidate)</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">netchang@msu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The presentation's purpose is to characterize the research concerning religious and culture factors influencing Thai and other Asian family caregivers of chronically ill elders. <br/>Methods: This presentation will synthesize the results of a literature review on the religious-related influences of family caregiving in Thai and other Asians. Thirty English language studies published between 1990 and 2010 from the gerontological caregiving literature were identified using major reference databases. <br/>Results: Although filial responsibility to fulfill caregiving roles is generally expected throughout much of the world, adherence to these beliefs appears to be stronger among Asian caregivers than among non-Asians. The notion of filial piety, embedded within Buddhism prevails in Asian countries where caregiving is reviewed as a natural extension of the commitment to the parents in exchange for the parents? care. In South Asia, caregiving responsibilities are framed by the concept of ?Karma,? the Buddhist-belief that good acts will lead to good consequences. Researchers have reported that caring for elders is viewed by Asian caregivers as a good deed, an important tenet in their concept of karma. <br/>Family caregivers are often less likely to practice preventive healthcare and self-care behaviors while managing caregiving responsibilities. Caregivers report deterioration in healthy behaviors, such as sleep deprivation, poor eating habits, failure to exercise, and postponement of medical appointments. However, positive thinking of caring and Buddhist-beliefs leads Thai caregivers to believe that good deeds would bring them positive results, such as pride in doing a good job, receiving help from neighbors, or the happiness in the next life. Consequently, caregiving for elder is accepted as an integral task as a family member. <br/>Conclusion: By identifying religious caregiving and providing culturally appropriate interventions, nursing professionals can help chronically ill elders maintain their health and well-being and help their caregivers deliver the highest quality of caregiving.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:49:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:49:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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