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Article: Growing Old as a Member of an Ethnic Minority in Hong Kong: Implications for an Inclusive Long-Term Care Policy Framework

TitleGrowing Old as a Member of an Ethnic Minority in Hong Kong: Implications for an Inclusive Long-Term Care Policy Framework
Authors
Keywordsdiversity and ethnicity
long-term services and support
policy
minority
qualitative methods
Issue Date2019
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=1
Citation
Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2019, Epub How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong is experiencing significant demographic changes as a result of rapid population aging and immigration. Anecdotal evidence suggests that ethnic minorities, in particular aged members of South Asian ethnic minorities, face significant and diverse obstacles in accessing services important to their general welfare. This study is the first systematic attempt to explore the long-term care needs of Nepalese older adults in Hong Kong and the barriers they face in accessing long-term care services. Data were obtained through semi-structured interviews with 30 Nepalese older adults. We found that Nepalese older adults have similar physical and psychosocial needs as those of their local Chinese counterparts. However, participants face a range of structural, knowledge, and attitudinal barriers that together deter them from accessing long-term care services, despite their right to do so. Policy recommendations to mitigate these barriers are given, with reference to the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities Framework.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/277371
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 2.144
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.470

 

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dc.contributor.authorChui, CHK-
dc.contributor.authorArat, G-
dc.contributor.authorChan, K-
dc.contributor.authorWong, PWC-
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-20T08:49:47Z-
dc.date.available2019-09-20T08:49:47Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Applied Gerontology, 2019, Epub-
dc.identifier.issn0733-4648-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/277371-
dc.description.abstractHong Kong is experiencing significant demographic changes as a result of rapid population aging and immigration. Anecdotal evidence suggests that ethnic minorities, in particular aged members of South Asian ethnic minorities, face significant and diverse obstacles in accessing services important to their general welfare. This study is the first systematic attempt to explore the long-term care needs of Nepalese older adults in Hong Kong and the barriers they face in accessing long-term care services. Data were obtained through semi-structured interviews with 30 Nepalese older adults. We found that Nepalese older adults have similar physical and psychosocial needs as those of their local Chinese counterparts. However, participants face a range of structural, knowledge, and attitudinal barriers that together deter them from accessing long-term care services, despite their right to do so. Policy recommendations to mitigate these barriers are given, with reference to the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities Framework.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=1-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Applied Gerontology-
dc.rightsJournal of Applied Gerontology. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectdiversity and ethnicity-
dc.subjectlong-term services and support-
dc.subjectpolicy-
dc.subjectminority-
dc.subjectqualitative methods-
dc.titleGrowing Old as a Member of an Ethnic Minority in Hong Kong: Implications for an Inclusive Long-Term Care Policy Framework-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChui, CHK: chkchui@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, PWC: paulw@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0733464819873504-
dc.identifier.pmid31496336-
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dc.identifier.hkuros305462-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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