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Examining the Experiences of Chinese Caregivers Caring for Chinese People at End of Life in Community Settings in England

End of life care (EoL) is becoming a global challenge and a public health issue for huge amounts of people in need. EoL integrated into primary care is a cost-effective way to reach the unmet-need people (WHO, 2018).

Family carers play an important role in caring for people at EoL in Chinese culture. However, there is no published research focused on Chinese caregivers within EoL care in the UK community settings based on recent researcher’s systematic scoping review. The study’s aim is to address this gap by undertaking research into understanding Chinese caregivers’ experiences in caring for Chinese people at EoL in community settings in England and explore ways of improving such experiences in order to help improve the provision of personal care and assist health professionals in understanding the cultural and healthcare needs of the UK Chinese population. An interpretivist research philosophy that incorporates a semi-structured interview and thematic analysis approach will be employed.

Research team members:

Susan Zhao (Self-funded PhD student), Prof Jeremy Dale, Dr Rachel Potter 

Dates:

January 2015 to October 2021

 

Enquiries:

Susan Zhao

s dot zhao at warwick dot ac dot uk