Working with Chinese American families

Fei Sun, David W. Coon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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This chapter focuses on unique stress and coping experiences of Chinese American family caregivers from a cultural perceptive. Drawing on data from in-depth qualitative interviews of 22 Chinese American family caregivers over a one-year period, this chapter discusses salient stressors in Chinese American family caregivers, as well as their coping strategies across disease stages. Implications for health and social service professionals are to acknowledge a common model that explains the stress and coping experiences from different ethnic groups, and to address cultural elements (e.g., emphasis on family cohesion) in their practice with Chinese background families with a dementia relative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEthnicity and the Dementias
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781351665100
ISBN (Print)9781315161358
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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