Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Care: Unmet Needs of Indians in Australia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603258
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Care: Unmet Needs of Indians in Australia
Other Titles:
Issues With End-of-Life Education and Care [Session]
Author(s):
Shanmugasundaram, Sujatha
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Pi
Author Details:
Sujatha Shanmugasundaram, PhD, RN, MACN, gkpssuja@hotmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: CULTURAL ISSUES IN END OF LIFE CARE: UNMET NEEDS OF INDIANS IN AUSTRALIA   Background: Globally, people with terminal illness facing many challenges including cultural issues at the end of life. In recent years, increasing in ageing population and diverse population in Australia puts lot of pressure on the health care system in providing culturally sensitive care. Cultural factors may influence the patient’s reaction to illness and decisions about end of life care. It is estimated that the Indians sharing the second largest migrant group after United Kingdom. Aim: The main aim of the study is to explore the cultural needs of the Indian patients receiving end of life care services in Australia. Methods: The Constructivist grounded theory research approach was utilised for the study. Snow ball sampling technique was used to recruit the participants. Both hospital and home based patients interviewed by using semi-structured interview guide. Data collection was done over a period of one year after obtaining ethics approval. Data was analysed and themes were developed using Boyatzis thematic analytic technique. Results: After analysing the data three major themes were emerged: Health system issues; cultural issues; and caring experiences. Under each themes there were sub-themes developed. Conclusion: There is still a long way to go in meeting the cultural needs of the patients in end of life care settings. Healthcare professionals need to be provided with adequate education and training on how to provide culturally sensitive care to the minority patients.
Keywords:
Indians; Culturally sensitive care; Australia
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15G26
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCultural Issues in End-of-Life Care: Unmet Needs of Indians in Australiaen
dc.title.alternativeIssues With End-of-Life Education and Care [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorShanmugasundaram, Sujathaen
dc.contributor.departmentEta Pien
dc.author.detailsSujatha Shanmugasundaram, PhD, RN, MACN, gkpssuja@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603258en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: CULTURAL ISSUES IN END OF LIFE CARE: UNMET NEEDS OF INDIANS IN AUSTRALIA   Background: Globally, people with terminal illness facing many challenges including cultural issues at the end of life. In recent years, increasing in ageing population and diverse population in Australia puts lot of pressure on the health care system in providing culturally sensitive care. Cultural factors may influence the patient’s reaction to illness and decisions about end of life care. It is estimated that the Indians sharing the second largest migrant group after United Kingdom. Aim: The main aim of the study is to explore the cultural needs of the Indian patients receiving end of life care services in Australia. Methods: The Constructivist grounded theory research approach was utilised for the study. Snow ball sampling technique was used to recruit the participants. Both hospital and home based patients interviewed by using semi-structured interview guide. Data collection was done over a period of one year after obtaining ethics approval. Data was analysed and themes were developed using Boyatzis thematic analytic technique. Results: After analysing the data three major themes were emerged: Health system issues; cultural issues; and caring experiences. Under each themes there were sub-themes developed. Conclusion: There is still a long way to go in meeting the cultural needs of the patients in end of life care settings. Healthcare professionals need to be provided with adequate education and training on how to provide culturally sensitive care to the minority patients.en
dc.subjectIndiansen
dc.subjectCulturally sensitive careen
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:46:41Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:46:41Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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