The experiences of caregivers for older persons among the Chinese in urban Kuching, Sarawak

Chung, Raymond Chiun Han (2012) The experiences of caregivers for older persons among the Chinese in urban Kuching, Sarawak. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

In most parts of the world, people have in recent years been living longer lives. There are various reasons for this, including advancements in medical science and better living standards brought about by rising wealth and development of nation9 While this is invariably seen as a positive development, and life expectancy at birth is often used as a yardstick to measure a country's level of development, it nevertheless also has a downside. As people grow older, many will also become frail especially in later years. They will require aged-care facilities and end-of-life care, which may be provided in their own homes or in special purpose-built facilities including retirement homes, nursing homes and hospices. Some will require caregiving, which refers to the process in which one or more persons assist them to carry out activities of daily life (ADLs) such as getting out of bed, moving around the home, washing and changing, eating and so on. Sometimes, the assistance may extend to helping with activities such as shopping, financial transactions and similar miscellaneous errands. A major stakeholder in caregiving for the elderly frail is a member of the famHy. This could be a spouse, children, children-in-Iaw, sibling or some other closely related member of the care recipient's family.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: caregivers, older person, Chinese urban, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 20:05
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 20:05
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/13057

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