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The Influence of Sekentei on Family Caregiving and Underutilization of Social Services among Japanese Caregivers

The Influence of Sekentei on Family Caregiving and Underutilization of Social Services among... The Asian family is regarded as a close-knit social unit in which elderly people are believed to occupy a highly respected position. Family members are thought to provide care for elderly parents gratefully because of filial piety. This stereotypic portrayal of Asian families, however, may not apply fully to Japanese families. This article points out misunderstandings and stereotypic views of family caregiving of Japanese elderly people. The article describes how the cultural virtue of filial piety has been incorrectly identified as the major factor influencing underutilization of social services among Japanese family caregivers. The authors provide new insights into Japanese family caregiving by describing the concept of sekentei and how this concept may influence family caregiving of elderly family members and underutilization of social services among Japanese caregivers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Work Oxford University Press

The Influence of Sekentei on Family Caregiving and Underutilization of Social Services among Japanese Caregivers

Social Work , Volume 50 (2) – Apr 1, 2005

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Oxford University Press
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0037-8046
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1545-6846
DOI
10.1093/sw/50.2.111
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Abstract

The Asian family is regarded as a close-knit social unit in which elderly people are believed to occupy a highly respected position. Family members are thought to provide care for elderly parents gratefully because of filial piety. This stereotypic portrayal of Asian families, however, may not apply fully to Japanese families. This article points out misunderstandings and stereotypic views of family caregiving of Japanese elderly people. The article describes how the cultural virtue of filial piety has been incorrectly identified as the major factor influencing underutilization of social services among Japanese family caregivers. The authors provide new insights into Japanese family caregiving by describing the concept of sekentei and how this concept may influence family caregiving of elderly family members and underutilization of social services among Japanese caregivers.

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Social WorkOxford University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2005

Keywords: KEY WORDS Asians family caregiving elderly relatives Japanese Sekentei service utilization

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