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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159490
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Expectations and Networks for Elder Care in St. Lucia
Abstract:
Expectations and Networks for Elder Care in St. Lucia
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Kelley, Lisa
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 488 Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Contact Telephone:319.335.7125
Worldwide nations have concerns centered on what has come to be called the "elder care crisis". More specifically, the secular demographic trend and its resulting issues of who will provide care, and how this care will be provided are at the forefront of health care policy and social service planning and debate. Consequently there has been an increasing emphasis on informal elder care, that is, care that is provided by family members to elders. This community-based ethnographic field research set forth to: 1) explore and describe the expectations elders and community members have for elder care on the island of St. Lucia, and 2) describe and analyze the networks for care of community-dwelling frail elders. Data are reported from participant observation, interviews, focus groups, and ongoing interviews and network analysis of 15 village families, as well as a survey of 173 village children. In general, older persons, family members, and other island leaders describe a social expectation that the elder's children provide their care. While the expectation is pervasive, an exploration of elder status and care systems exposed other variables such as health status, community relations, presence of family members, and resources that impacted on elders' care. This research provides some interesting understandings about exchange networks of elders, as well as exploration of theoretical assumptions underlying elder care policy. Description and comparison of elder care expectations, paired with a comparative analysis of variables within and among the networks for care, provide greater understanding of elder care issues that are critical to nursing intervention research, social service planning and health care policy.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExpectations and Networks for Elder Care in St. Luciaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159490-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Expectations and Networks for Elder Care in St. Lucia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kelley, Lisa</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 488 Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319.335.7125</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lisa-kelley@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Worldwide nations have concerns centered on what has come to be called the &quot;elder care crisis&quot;. More specifically, the secular demographic trend and its resulting issues of who will provide care, and how this care will be provided are at the forefront of health care policy and social service planning and debate. Consequently there has been an increasing emphasis on informal elder care, that is, care that is provided by family members to elders. This community-based ethnographic field research set forth to: 1) explore and describe the expectations elders and community members have for elder care on the island of St. Lucia, and 2) describe and analyze the networks for care of community-dwelling frail elders. Data are reported from participant observation, interviews, focus groups, and ongoing interviews and network analysis of 15 village families, as well as a survey of 173 village children. In general, older persons, family members, and other island leaders describe a social expectation that the elder's children provide their care. While the expectation is pervasive, an exploration of elder status and care systems exposed other variables such as health status, community relations, presence of family members, and resources that impacted on elders' care. This research provides some interesting understandings about exchange networks of elders, as well as exploration of theoretical assumptions underlying elder care policy. Description and comparison of elder care expectations, paired with a comparative analysis of variables within and among the networks for care, provide greater understanding of elder care issues that are critical to nursing intervention research, social service planning and health care policy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:03:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:03:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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