South Asians in the United Kingdom and specialist services
Mistry, Tina (2011) South Asians in the United Kingdom and specialist services. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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Chapter one is a literature review of the psychosocial factors which influence
alcohol use in British South Asian men. Critical analysis of fourteen research articles
revealed differences between first and second-generation South Asian men. The
influence of religion, parental beliefs and acculturation were reported within the
literature to affect alcohol use. The literature highlighted the issue of stigma and lack
of awareness of services as barriers for treatment seeking. Additionally, the effect of
religious and cultural beliefs of alcohol use may also discourage support from
Chapter two investigated the experiences of British South Asian women who
accessed psychological treatment within a cancer service using in-depth semistructured
interviews. Key informants participated in focus groups to gain
experiences of staff who had worked with South Asian communities. Using
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, the findings elicited themes which
illustrated that the South Asian women held pre-existing beliefs about psychological
services. They also described their psychological journey of cancer treatment and the
impact on their family, friends and differences between generations was reported.
Analysis of the key informants' focus group data highlighted the theme of challenges
faced by the South Asian patients and the staff. This article provided evidence for
better education and awareness for South Asian communities and staff.
Chapter three is a reflective article on the process of conducting the empirical
research. The article addressed the reasons that influenced the researcher to conduct
the study. Issues that had arisen were of the effect of 'sameness and difference'
between the researcher and participants and the impact of qualitative research
methodology and empowerment. A reflection of the impact from the interview
accounts was also discussed.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||South Asians -- Alcohol use -- Great Britain, Men -- Alcohol use -- Great Britain, Cancer -- Patients -- Psychology, South Asians -- Great Britain -- Health and hygiene|
|Official Date:||May 2011|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Psychology|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Liebling-Kalifani, Helen ; Lakhani, Shradha|
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