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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163392
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transnational ties: Binational healthcare decisions among older adult immigrants
Author(s):
Chiang-Hanisko, Lenny
Author Details:
Lenny Chiang-Hanisko, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Kent State University College of Nursing, Kent, Ohio, USA, email: lchiang@kent.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the assimilation experiences of older adult immigrants in light of "new assimilation theory" and to consider the implications for providing culturally competent healthcare. Background: This study strived to corroborate assimilation as a paradigm to understand older adult immigrant healthcare decisions. A look at new assimilation concepts included transnationalism, convergence or cultural fusion, selective acculturation and contemporary multiculturalism as factors that decisively shape immigrants life and health decisions. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): This descriptive study incorporated a structured demographic questionnaire as well as a semi-structured interview guide created to obtain older adult immigrants' experiences of assimilation. A qualitative research in-depth interview was used as a methodology. Thirty three informants aged 65 to 90 years who were self-reported Russian, European and Asian immigrants and could read and write English were recruited using theoretical sampling. Data collection was conducted primary from face-to-face, tape-recorded interviews. Data were transcribed verbatim, coded, and analyzed using the constant comparative method. Results: This study verified how individual older adult immigrants acculturate at different rates and often selectively discard some aspects of their immigrant cultural and healthcare practices while retaining others. The concept of transnationalism is discussed to show how older adult immigrants maintain a continuous link between their societies of origin and settlement thus creating a "cultural fit?"when it comes to making decisions about healthcare issues. Conclusions and Implications: The findings will help health professionals understand the importance of assimilation in planning culturally appropriate care strategies by incorporating contemporary assimilation concepts in developing the best strategies to improve quality of life in older adult immigrants.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTransnational ties: Binational healthcare decisions among older adult immigrantsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChiang-Hanisko, Lennyen_US
dc.author.detailsLenny Chiang-Hanisko, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Kent State University College of Nursing, Kent, Ohio, USA, email: lchiang@kent.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163392-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the assimilation experiences of older adult immigrants in light of "new assimilation theory" and to consider the implications for providing culturally competent healthcare. Background: This study strived to corroborate assimilation as a paradigm to understand older adult immigrant healthcare decisions. A look at new assimilation concepts included transnationalism, convergence or cultural fusion, selective acculturation and contemporary multiculturalism as factors that decisively shape immigrants life and health decisions. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): This descriptive study incorporated a structured demographic questionnaire as well as a semi-structured interview guide created to obtain older adult immigrants' experiences of assimilation. A qualitative research in-depth interview was used as a methodology. Thirty three informants aged 65 to 90 years who were self-reported Russian, European and Asian immigrants and could read and write English were recruited using theoretical sampling. Data collection was conducted primary from face-to-face, tape-recorded interviews. Data were transcribed verbatim, coded, and analyzed using the constant comparative method. Results: This study verified how individual older adult immigrants acculturate at different rates and often selectively discard some aspects of their immigrant cultural and healthcare practices while retaining others. The concept of transnationalism is discussed to show how older adult immigrants maintain a continuous link between their societies of origin and settlement thus creating a "cultural fit?"when it comes to making decisions about healthcare issues. Conclusions and Implications: The findings will help health professionals understand the importance of assimilation in planning culturally appropriate care strategies by incorporating contemporary assimilation concepts in developing the best strategies to improve quality of life in older adult immigrants.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:06:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:06:45Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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