Do aboriginal adults struggle to be involved in health and social care services in Taiwan? Perspective of Paiwanese older and disabled people.

in International Symposium (Abstract oral presentation), 國際研討會(摘要口頭發表)
標題Do aboriginal adults struggle to be involved in health and social care services in Taiwan? Perspective of Paiwanese older and disabled people.
出版類型國際研討會(摘要口頭發表)
出版年度2007
AuthorsHsu, 許俊才
會議名稱Restructuring Care Responsibility: Dynamics of Welfare Mix in East Asia
出版日期Oct 20 2007 12:0
會議地點東京
其他編號0000
中文摘要

This paper examines (a) Paiwanese traditional approaches to health and social care, (b)
the ways in which current health and social care services in Taiwan impact upon them.
The Paiwan is one of the 13 aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. These aborigines have been
entirely governed by ‘incomers’ only for around 60-70 years and they struggle to be
included in the mainstream system.
Care issues, including health and social care, have emerged for older and disabled
aboriginal people, with responses to them complicated by their increased isolation as
more and more younger aborigines have moved into the cities since the 1970’s.
This paper reports on evidence about the way services are working, derived from
interviews of, and focus group discussions with, aboriginal people themselves and
officials concerned about, or responsible for, the delivery of services. This study, for
my PhD thesis, uses purposive sampling and snowball sampling to select samples. Is
also involves the examination of relevant documents.
In sum, Paiwanese older and disabled people are living in society where mainstream
srrvices are available but their access is limited by institutional racism which they are
not fully aware.

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