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dc.contributor.authorYeh, Li-Chyun
dc.contributor.authorKellet, Ursula
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Saras
dc.contributor.authorChen, Kang-Hua
dc.description.abstractBackground: Chinese culture plays a significant part in how Taiwanese families view life events. Caregivers envisage themselves as guardians of their children in all facets of family life, including wellness and strive to maintain harmonious relationships within the family. However, it remains unclear what impact caring for an adolescent with cancer has on family roles and relationships in Taiwanese families, nor are the processes for managing change in family roles and relationships associated with caregiving well understood. Objective: This study explores the impact of caregiving for an adolescent with cancer on the roles and relationships within Taiwanese families. Methods: Seven families were recruited from a medical hospital in Taiwan. Data were collected through qualitative interviews and analyzed following Strauss and Corbin’s grounded theory. Results: The core category, underpinned by Chinese culture, proved to be experiencing the broken chain of family life. This was the central issue brought about by 4 consequences for the broken chain of family life. The expression ‘‘the broken chain of family life’’ encapsulates how important Chinese cultural values are in defining caregiver task performance. Conclusions: The findings have implications for Taiwanese families in perceiving, adjusting to, and fulfilling the altered roles and relationships associated with caring for an adolescent with cancer at home. Implications for Practice: The delivery of exceptional care and services depends on gaining insight into how caregiving influences family roles and relationships. How families failed to manage the process of caregiving provides valuable insight for informing and providing recommendations for services and support.
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCancer Nursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.titleHow Does Culture Shape Roles and Relationships in Taiwanese Family Caregiving for an Adolescent With Cancer?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorKellett, Ursula M.
gro.griffith.authorHenderson, Saras

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