Year of Publication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Dr. Kelly Bradley
This study explores how twelve former Lexington-area Japanese sojourning mothers define culturally and linguistically appropriate services and how culture, gender and language shaped their health care beliefs, behaviors and experiences in pediatric settings. It is a naturalistic, pragmatic line of inquiry born in collaboration with Japanese sojourning moms across cups of matcha 末茶 and mugicha 麦茶. Framed by constructivist and intersectionality research lenses, this phenomenological study seeks to understand how study participants perceived the cultural and linguistic appropriateness of their interactions with Lexington-area pediatric offices and to begin to ascertain the meanings they created based on their subjective experiences. Its secondary aim—pragmatic in nature—is to illuminate the effects of systemic constraints in the pursuit of culturally and linguistically appropriate health care delivery in an effort to prompt greater reflexivity among health care researchers and practitioners and more effective, relevant approaches to health care delivery.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Oldham, Carolyn, "UNBOXING THE JAPANESE SOJOURNING MOM’S PEDIATRIC-GOING EXPERIENCE: A PHENOMENLOGICAL STUDY OF CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY APPROPRIATE HEALTH SERVICES" (2021). Theses and Dissertations--Education Sciences. 82.
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