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“Multicultural Adult Foster Care: An Oregon Case Study”, Jamie P. Ross Jan 2000

“Multicultural Adult Foster Care: An Oregon Case Study”, Jamie P. Ross

Jamie P Ross

Abstract This study is an analysis of an immigrant Romanian family that operates an adult foster care home in a well-established community based health system in Portland, Oregon. The study utilizes categories of elder health and satisfaction identified by elders’ themselves, and include: a. engaged interaction, b. mutual satisfaction in relationships, c. ritual and, d. the reduction of social distance. Little research has been done from the caregivers' standpoints. In addition to the opportunity to reveal the construction of a particular form of immigrant assimilated knowledge, this study also has the potential to contribute to sociological and public philosophy and ...