The influence of Confucianism on the perceptions and process of caring among family caregivers of persons with dementia: A qualitative study
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AbstractIntroduction: Scant evidence reveals the influences of Confucianism on family caregiving in dementia. The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of Confucianism on the perceptions and process of caring among the Chinese family caregivers. Method: A qualitative study was conducted using semistructured interviews with 15 Chinese family caregivers of persons with dementia in three elderly care centers in Hong Kong. The interviews were audiotaped and transcribed, while a thematic analysis was performed to analyze the transcript at the latent level. Results: Three themes emerged from the interviews: (a) setting family as a top priority, (b) growth and development in families, and (c) enhancing family relationships. Discussion: Our findings provided insights into how Confucianism influences the experience of family caregivers in caring persons with dementia in Chinese communities. These findings help develop culturally adapted interventions to improve the support for family caregivers of persons with dementia.
Acceptance Date14/01/2020
All Author(s) ListYiu H. C., Zang Y. L., Chew J. S., Chau J. P. C.
Journal nameJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Year2021
Month3
Volume Number32
Issue Number2
Pages153 - 160
ISSN1043-6596
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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