Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Savolainen links antisocial behavior in childhood to disadvantage and poverty in adulthood

Norton et al. put dollar value on relief from chronic pain for Americans age 50+

Seefeldt says TANF restrictions may limit program's help for poor Americans

More News

Highlights

Paula Fomby to succeed Jennifer Barber as Associate Director of PSC

PSC community celebrates Violet Elder's retirement from PSC

Neal Krause wins GSA's Robert Kleemeier Award

U-M awarded $58 million to develop ideas for preventing and treating health problems

More Highlights

Elderly Chinese and their family caregivers' perceptions of good care: a qualitative study in Shandong, China

Archived Abstract of Former PSC Researcher

Li, Lydia W., Y. Long, E. Essex, Y. Sui, and L. Gao. 2012. "Elderly Chinese and their family caregivers' perceptions of good care: a qualitative study in Shandong, China." Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55(7): 609-25.

This study aims to understand what older Chinese people with chronic illness and their family caregivers perceive to be good care, and to compare perspectives of those living in rural and urban areas. We conducted semistructured interviews with 24 care recipients and 23 caregivers in Shandong, China. Two major themes were identified: (a) filial piety as the standard, and (b) modifying cultural ideals to meet reality. There was overall consistency in perceptions of study participants. Variations between rural and urban elders' perceptions appear to reflect differences in socioeconomic development and institutional structures.

DOI:10.1080/01634372.2012.703165 (Full Text)

Country of focus: China.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next