A survey of service providers’ views on care and support provision for older women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds in Wales: implications for policy and practice

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Abstract

Drawing quantitative data from a large study, we explored service providers’ perceptions of the care and support provided to older women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds living in the UK. Analyzing 102 responses to a questionnaire, we found that care needs of this group of older women were not adequately addressed, with ineffective communication being frequently reported. A number of information pathways and barriers to service provision were identified. More work is needed to explore how best not only to acknowledge diversity in care needs within older populations, but also to design and deliver responsive services accordingly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-731
Number of pages17
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Older women
  • Black and minority ethnic backgrounds
  • Wales
  • Care services
  • support services
  • care needs
  • Diversity

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