The distortions of care needs and medical professionalism: The ruling practices of migrant labor policy in Taiwan.

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  • Author(s): Liang, Li-Fang. Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei City, Taiwan, Liang, Li-Fang. Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei City, Taiwan,
  • Source:
    Journal of Aging Studies, Vol 34, Aug, 2015. pp. 29-37.
  • Publisher:
    Netherlands : Elsevier Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Journal Article
  • Publication Type:
    Journal; Peer Reviewed Journal
  • Additional Information
    • Address:
      Liang, Li-Fang, Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University, No. 155, Linong Street, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan, 112, lfliang.tw@gmail.com
    • Source:
      J Aging Stud
    • Physical Description:
      9
    • ISSN:
      0890-4065 (Print)
      1879-193X (Electronic)
    • Keywords:
      Institutional Ethnography, State, Migrant labor, Care, Taiwan
    • Abstract:
      According to Taiwanese government policies and regulations, families planning to hire migrant care workers must apply for a medical assessment of the needs of elderly people destined to be cared for. The physician conducting this assessment acts as a gatekeeper who carries out her/his work with state and medical profession authority to identify, define, and regulate older people's needs. Using institutional ethnography as the method of inquiry, this article locates the problematic nature of the medical assessment as an entry point to an inquiry into how the care needs met by migrant workers are textually-mediated. This article begins by telling the daily story of an old woman and her live-in migrant worker to point out the standpoint of care recipients and their families where the inquiry anchors. I examine the physicians' daily working activities of medical assessment to discover how policy subordinates people's interests to the governmental purpose. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
      Aged; Caregivers; Disability Evaluation; Employment; Female; Gatekeeping; Geriatric Assessment; Government Regulation; Health Policy; Humans; Male; Needs Assessment; Practice Patterns, Physicians'; Professionalism; Taiwan; Transients and Migrants
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Services (3370)
    • Population:
      Human
      Male
      Female
    • Location:
      Taiwan
    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
      Aged (65 yrs & older)
      Very Old (85 yrs & older)
    • Tests & Measures:
      Barthel Index   DOI: 10.1037/t02366-000
      Clinical Dementia Rating Scale
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Interview; Qualitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      First Posted: Apr 14, 2015; Accepted: Apr 1, 2015; Revised: Apr 1, 2015; First Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
    • Publication Date:
      20150810
    • Publication Date:
      20171009
    • Copyright:
      All rights reserved.. Elsevier Inc.. 2015
    • Accession Number:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2015.04.001
    • Accession Number:
      26162723
    • Accession Number:
      2015-31328-006
    • Number of Citations in Source:
      20
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LIANG, L.-F. The distortions of care needs and medical professionalism: The ruling practices of migrant labor policy in Taiwan. Journal of Aging Studies, [s. l.], v. 34, p. 29–37, 2015. DOI 10.1016/j.jaging.2015.04.001. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2015-31328-006. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Liang L-F. The distortions of care needs and medical professionalism: The ruling practices of migrant labor policy in Taiwan. Journal of Aging Studies. 2015;34:29-37. doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2015.04.001
    • APA:
      Liang, L.-F. (2015). The distortions of care needs and medical professionalism: The ruling practices of migrant labor policy in Taiwan. Journal of Aging Studies, 34, 29–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2015.04.001
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Liang, Li-Fang. 2015. “The Distortions of Care Needs and Medical Professionalism: The Ruling Practices of Migrant Labor Policy in Taiwan.” Journal of Aging Studies 34 (August): 29–37. doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2015.04.001.
    • Harvard:
      Liang, L.-F. (2015) ‘The distortions of care needs and medical professionalism: The ruling practices of migrant labor policy in Taiwan’, Journal of Aging Studies, 34, pp. 29–37. doi: 10.1016/j.jaging.2015.04.001.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Liang, L-F 2015, ‘The distortions of care needs and medical professionalism: The ruling practices of migrant labor policy in Taiwan’, Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 34, pp. 29–37, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Liang, Li-Fang. “The Distortions of Care Needs and Medical Professionalism: The Ruling Practices of Migrant Labor Policy in Taiwan.” Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 34, Aug. 2015, pp. 29–37. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2015.04.001.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Liang, Li-Fang. “The Distortions of Care Needs and Medical Professionalism: The Ruling Practices of Migrant Labor Policy in Taiwan.” Journal of Aging Studies 34 (August 2015): 29–37. doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2015.04.001.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Liang L-F. The distortions of care needs and medical professionalism: The ruling practices of migrant labor policy in Taiwan. Journal of Aging Studies [Internet]. 2015 Aug [cited 2020 Dec 4];34:29–37. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2015-31328-006