The personalisation of dementia services and existential realities: understanding Sikh carers caring for an older person with dementia in Wolverhampton

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dc.contributor.author Jutlla, Karan en
dc.contributor.author Moreland, Neil en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-21T09:53:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-21T09:53:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12
dc.identifier.citation Jutlla, K. and Moreland, N. (2009) The personalisation of dementia services and existential realities: understanding Sikh carers caring for an older person with dementia in Wolverhampton. Journal of Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care. 2 (4), pp. 10-21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/14077
dc.description.abstract While personalisation and service choice remains a central plank of the Labour Government’s policies in health and social care, there is a growing evidence base confirming that ethnic minority groups, are disadvantaged as service users in the UK. Building on some baseline data collected in 2000 and 2003/04, our recent research (Jutlla and Moreland 2007) has reaffirmed the difficulties that Asian carers have in accessing services when caring for a relative with dementia. While such access data is important, we wish to move beyond the demographic aspects to consider the existential realities (the ontology) of the lives and cultures of those in minority ethnic groups. This paper consequently discusses the diversity and complexity of migration patterns among the Sikh community living in Wolverhampton. The paper conceptualises some of the ways in which different migration experiences and the realities of daily life influence the perceptions, experiences and patterns of care among migrant Sikh carers in Wolverhampton caring for an older person with dementia. The paper thus explores the thesis that the Sikh community is not a homogenous group; and that diversity and differences within the Sikh community can have important implications for care. Taking a biographical narrative approach to fieldwork, the relevant factors to be considered include: the carer’s country of origin; their migration route and reasons for migration; their age at migration and the cultural experiences of the carers and their communities both in the UK and India. en
dc.publisher Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care en
dc.subject personalisation en
dc.subject dementia en
dc.subject west midlands en
dc.subject Sikh en
dc.subject Wolverhampton en
dc.title The personalisation of dementia services and existential realities: understanding Sikh carers caring for an older person with dementia in Wolverhampton en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17570980200900025
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
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