Family beliefs about care for older people in Central, East, Southern and West Africa and Latin America

Nereide Alhena Curreri, Louise McCabe, Jane Robertson, Isabella Aboderin, Anne Margriet Pot, Norah Keating

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Abstract

The United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-30) states that reliance on family care alone is unsustainable. This scoping review synthesises knowledge on family beliefs about care for older people in Central, East, Southern and West Africa and Latin America. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were followed, and 35 articles published from 2010 to 2020 were included. The review highlights the challenges arising from embedded beliefs in family obligations to care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-363
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Care and Caring
Volume7
Issue number2
Early online dateDec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
In 2019–20, Swansea University, through its GCRF Support Fund, and the University of Stirling, through its GCRF ODA Fund/CONNECT, received funding for this project. It was undertaken in cooperation with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC),Kenya,and the Optentia Research Focus Area,North West University, South Africa.We would like to thank everyone who attended the workshop in Nairobi in September 2019 that led to the idea for this article and Jacquie Eales for her valuable contribution to planning and designing the scoping methods adopted in this article.

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Official Development Assistance (ODA) CONNECT+ funding, University of Stirling.In 2019–20, Swansea University, through its GCRF Support Fund, and the University of Stirling, through its GCRF ODA Fund/CONNECT, received funding for this project. It was undertaken in cooperation with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, and the Optentia Research Focus Area, NorthWest University, South Africa.We would like to thank everyone who attended the workshop in Nairobi in September 2019 that led to the idea for this article and Jacquie Eales for her valuable contribution to planning and designing the scoping methods adopted in this article.

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Official Development Assistance (ODA) CONNECT+ funding, University of Stirling.

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