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Meaningful and culturally appropriate palliative care for Chinese immigrants with a terminal condition

Wei, L., Walters, J., Guo, Q., Fetherston, C. and O’Connor, M. (2019) Meaningful and culturally appropriate palliative care for Chinese immigrants with a terminal condition. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17 (12). pp. 2499-2505.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2017-003867
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Abstract

Objective:
This review aims to identify and synthesize the best qualitative evidence on the experiences of Chinese immigrants receiving palliative care in their country of residence where the culture is predominantly Western, and the experiences of their family carers.

Introduction:
The recent increase in international immigration has led to challenges in providing culturally appropriate palliative care. Chinese populations have particular beliefs, values and practices surrounding death and filial piety. These differ considerably from those in Western cultures and have significant implications for palliative care service provision. This review will explore the experiences and perceptions of Chinese immigrants and how their cultural beliefs shape their acceptance and decision making related to palliative care.

Inclusion criteria:
The review will include studies on the experiences of Chinese immigrants over 18 years of age with a terminal medical condition receiving palliative care in outpatient units, hospitals, hospices, specialist palliative care units, homes and community settings in their country of residence where the culture is predominantly Western.

Methods:
Eligible studies will be studies with qualitative data including designs such as phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative research, qualitative description, action research and feminist research published in English and Chinese. CINAHL, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Scopus and Web of Science Core Collection will be used and grey literature will be searched using ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, OpenGrey and Caresearch. Appraisal of selected studies will be done with the Joanna Briggs Institute Qualitative Assessment and Review tool. Findings will be synthesized through a meta-aggregative approach to produce a comprehensive set of synthesized findings that can be used as a basis for evidence-based practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Health Professions
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54067
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