Attitudes toward and experiences of family involvement in end-of-life care among older Southeast Asian Americans and Chinese Americans: How does family relationship matter?
This study aims to examine and compare the effect of family relationships on older Southeast Asian Americans and Chinese Americans‚ attitudes towards and experiences of family involvement in EOL care.
Family involvement in EOL care is a critical factor for older adults‚ mental wellness and quality of life. Older adults‚ attitudes toward and experiences of family involvement in EOL care can be influenced by family relationship. Yet, the mechanism of such influence has not been examined for older Asian Americans, one of the fastest growing minority older populations. This study will mixed methods to (1) examine the mediation effects of self-efficacy, perceived benefits, and perceived challenges on the association between family relationship and attitudes towards and experiences of family involvement and (2) explore how resilience is influenced by family relationships among older Asian Americans. This study will close aging health disparity gaps by providing critical knowledge on disadvantaged older Asian Americans and uncover issues related to the social and mental well-being and explore how their resilience can potentially alleviate the harmful effects in EOL care planning.