South Asian Immigrant Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Respect within Health Professional-Client Relationships while Journeying through Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155149
Type:
Presentation
Title:
South Asian Immigrant Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Respect within Health Professional-Client Relationships while Journeying through Cancer
Abstract:
South Asian Immigrant Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Respect within Health Professional-Client Relationships while Journeying through Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Singh-Carlson, Savitri, RN, BSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alberta, Edmonton
Title:Research project leader/Nursing/Cancer
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] South Asian Immigrant Women's Perceptions of Respect within Health ProfessionalûClient Relationships Although respect is discussed as a positive outcome of health professionalûclient relationships, there is a paucity of research on respect in the context of these relationships within clinical settings. Even less information exists about South Asian immigrant women's experiences of respect with regard to health professionals in clinical settings. In this focused ethnographic study, the author examined South Asian immigrant women's descriptions of their experiences and perceptions of respect within health professionalûclient relationships at two outpatient follow-up clinics at the provincial cancer agency. Issues such as language, cultural values, and beliefs, along with underlying societal, individual, and institutional factors that coexist with health professionals' ability to create respect, were some of the dimensions that influenced how South Asian immigrant women experienced respect. The characteristics of respect experienced as a part of the interaction with health professionals were the professional's way of being, being acknowledged as a human being, the professional's way of talking with clients when providing information, and attending to the person. Women felt that most health professionals provided respect through the use of professional interpreters and some language-specific printed information for non-English speaking women. Some women believed that health professionals make assumptions that stereotype immigrant women. Health professionals' capacity to acknowledge South Asian immigrant women as individuals helped to formulate/construct respect for their individual identities.
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.titleSouth Asian Immigrant Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Respect within Health Professional-Client Relationships while Journeying through Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155149-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">South Asian Immigrant Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Respect within Health Professional-Client Relationships while Journeying through Cancer</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Singh-Carlson, Savitri, RN, BSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alberta, Edmonton</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research project leader/Nursing/Cancer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ssingh@ualberta.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] South Asian Immigrant Women's Perceptions of Respect within Health Professional&ucirc;Client Relationships Although respect is discussed as a positive outcome of health professional&ucirc;client relationships, there is a paucity of research on respect in the context of these relationships within clinical settings. Even less information exists about South Asian immigrant women's experiences of respect with regard to health professionals in clinical settings. In this focused ethnographic study, the author examined South Asian immigrant women's descriptions of their experiences and perceptions of respect within health professional&ucirc;client relationships at two outpatient follow-up clinics at the provincial cancer agency. Issues such as language, cultural values, and beliefs, along with underlying societal, individual, and institutional factors that coexist with health professionals' ability to create respect, were some of the dimensions that influenced how South Asian immigrant women experienced respect. The characteristics of respect experienced as a part of the interaction with health professionals were the professional's way of being, being acknowledged as a human being, the professional's way of talking with clients when providing information, and attending to the person. Women felt that most health professionals provided respect through the use of professional interpreters and some language-specific printed information for non-English speaking women. Some women believed that health professionals make assumptions that stereotype immigrant women. Health professionals' capacity to acknowledge South Asian immigrant women as individuals helped to formulate/construct respect for their individual identities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:34:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:34:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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