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Paying respect: Care of elderly parents by Chinese and Filipino American women

TitlePaying respect: Care of elderly parents by Chinese and Filipino American women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsJones, PS
JournalHealth Care for Women InternationalHealth Care for Women International
Volume16
Pagination385-398
Date PublishedSep-Oct
ISBN Number0739-9332<br/>1096-4665
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 1996-24127-001
Keywords*Asians, *Coping Behavior, *Elder Care, *Parent Child Relations, *Stress, Adult Offspring, Daughters, Home Care & Hospice [3375], Human Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), patterns of care & sources of stress & resources & strategies, coping with elderly parent care, 24-65 yr old Chinese & Filipino American females
AbstractExamined patterns of care, sources of stress, and resources and strategies used in coping with stress and providing care for elderly parents (EP; 55 yrs & older) by 10 Chinese American and 10 Filipino American women (24-65 yrs old). Interactive interviews with Ss included questions on the caregiving situation, role demands, and associated stress and satisfaction. Patterns of care included "paying respect" by "caring for" and "providing for" EP. Sources of stress included caregiving demands, interpersonal relationships, conflict between traditional cultural expectations and what the caregivers could provide, and issues of control. Personal, familial and cultural resources were identified. Strategies used to cope with stress included optimism, trust in religion, setting limits, and taking charge. Consequences of caregiving included satisfaction and self-respect of the caregivers, and a sense of self-hood and dignity for the EPs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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