Graphic Novela: Mexican American Families’ Use of Community Services for Older Adults
Davis, Mary P.
Williams, Deborah K.
May, Jennifer T.
Ortiz-Dowling, Evangeline M.
Heasley, Beverly J.
Crist, Janice D.
AffiliationUniversity of Arizona
University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
Keywordscommunity-based participatory research (CBPR)
long term support services
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CitationMartin-Plank, L., Davis, M. P., Williams, D. K., May, J. T., Ortiz-Dowling, E. M., Núñez, A., Reyes, Z., Heasley, B. J., & Crist, J. D. (2021). Graphic Novela: Mexican American Families’ Use of Community Services for Older Adults. Clinical Nursing Research.
JournalClinical Nursing Research
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AbstractKnowledge gaps exist about how to help Mexican American (MA) families seek assistance when their capacity to assist older family members is challenged. MA families may resist confronting unpleasant but real situations with the older adult, for example, the need to access long term support services (LTSS), because of cultural and structural barriers. The purpose was to describe stakeholders’ reactions to a culturally focused graphic novela created in partnership with a community advisory council. Qualitative description with content analysis of a focus group’s reactions to the graphic novela was used. Results included positive reactions as well as suggestions for improvement and dissemination. Graphic novelas can be an effective medium for modeling conversations about older adults’ needing additional care, and demonstrating how to identify and access available LTSS or other services. Included is a description of the researchers’ process of partnering with diverse stakeholders, which is essential for creating new solutions.
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
Sponsorsgerontological advanced practice nurses association foundation