Understandings and experiences of dementia in Fiji

Johnston, Karen Louise (2021) Understandings and experiences of dementia in Fiji. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Karen Johnston investigated the experiences of dementia in Fiji from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders. She constructed a grounded theory about processes that caregivers use to manage dementia care, 'letting it be'. Positive change centres on the integration and promotion of community understandings and cultural values with service provision.

Item ID: 71438
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: dementia; older people; health knowledge; attitudes and practice; indigenous; low and middle income countries; Fiji; grounded theory
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Chapter 4: Johnston, Karen, Preston, Robyn, Strivens, Edward, Qaloewai, Sefanaia, and Larkins, Sarah (2020) Understandings of dementia in low and middle income countries and amongst indigenous peoples: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Aging & Mental Health, 24 (8). pp. 1183-1195.

Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 04:54
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4516 Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing > 451699 Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420301 Aged health care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 21 INDIGENOUS > 2111 Pacific Peoples health > 211101 Pacific Peoples determinants of health @ 50%
20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200502 Health related to ageing @ 50%
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