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The Meaning of Community-Based Care for Frail Mexican American Elders
International Social Work (2011)
  • William "Ted" Donlan, Portland State University

A qualitative, collective case study research design integrated in-depth interviewing and participant observation to identify how a theoretically sampled collection of frail Mexican American elders socially constructed the meaning of community-based care they received. Analysis revealed extensive variance in how Mexican American cultural identity systems attribute meaning to the eldercare context. The strong intertwined presence of cultural themes involving Latino/Hispanic familism, gender identity constructs, and religious belief systems demonstrated the importance for service providers to take minority cultures into consideration in the development of more consumer-directed eldercare policies and programs.

Publication Date
May, 2011
Citation Information
William "Ted" Donlan. "The Meaning of Community-Based Care for Frail Mexican American Elders" International Social Work Vol. 54 Iss. 3 (2011)
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