Growing old in St. Lucia: Expectations and experiences among the rural elderly and their family members

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160685
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Presentation
Title:
Growing old in St. Lucia: Expectations and experiences among the rural elderly and their family members
Abstract:
Growing old in St. Lucia: Expectations and experiences among the rural elderly and their family members
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
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 their elderly family members. The purpose of this ethnographic field research was to explore and describe the expectations that the elderly and their family members have for elder care on the island of St. Lucia. Using participant observation, interviews, focus groups, and ongoing interviews of 8 village families, as well as a survey of 173 village children, exploration and description of expectations for elder care are reported. In general, older persons family members, and other island leaders described a social expectation that elder family member's children provide their care. While the expectation is pervasive, an exploration of elder care systems exposed other variables such as fear associated with old people, absence of offspring secondary to migration, and care reciprocity. Recommendations for nursing research and practice are provided.
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.titleGrowing old in St. Lucia: Expectations and experiences among the rural elderly and their family membersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160685-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Growing old in St. Lucia: Expectations and experiences among the rural elderly and their family members</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">2001</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 their elderly family members. The purpose of this ethnographic field research was to explore and describe the expectations that the elderly and their family members have for elder care on the island of St. Lucia. Using participant observation, interviews, focus groups, and ongoing interviews of 8 village families, as well as a survey of 173 village children, exploration and description of expectations for elder care are reported. In general, older persons family members, and other island leaders described a social expectation that elder family member's children provide their care. While the expectation is pervasive, an exploration of elder care systems exposed other variables such as fear associated with old people, absence of offspring secondary to migration, and care reciprocity. Recommendations for nursing research and practice are provided.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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