EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
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Infusing Culture into the Long-Term Care Environment to Improve Public Health and Quality-of-Life Experience

European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 2022, 6(1), em0091, https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11336
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ABSTRACT

This article examines long-term care quality from a cultural perspective, using Hawaii as its locale. Discussions will center around communication and language, socialization and activities, morals, values, and beliefs. Analyzing the role culture, cultural understanding, and cultural competence plays in the long-term care environment, especially to improve public health and quality of life, ensures programs and services meet the psycho-social needs and promote health, happiness, and satisfaction for the consumer. Based on this study, suggested strategies are relevant and recommended for other US and European long-term care providers to incorporate into their organizational culture when providing long-term care services and support (LTSS).

KEYWORDS

long-term care culture cultural competence quality of life Hawaii culture

CITATION (Harvard)

Spencer, L., and Lu, K. (2022). Infusing Culture into the Long-Term Care Environment to Improve Public Health and Quality-of-Life Experience. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 6(1), em0091. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11336
APA
Spencer, L., & Lu, K. (2022). Infusing Culture into the Long-Term Care Environment to Improve Public Health and Quality-of-Life Experience. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 6(1), em0091. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11336
Vancouver
Spencer L, Lu K. Infusing Culture into the Long-Term Care Environment to Improve Public Health and Quality-of-Life Experience. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2022;6(1):em0091. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11336
AMA
Spencer L, Lu K. Infusing Culture into the Long-Term Care Environment to Improve Public Health and Quality-of-Life Experience. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2022;6(1), em0091. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11336
Chicago
Spencer, Lisa, and Kristina Lu. "Infusing Culture into the Long-Term Care Environment to Improve Public Health and Quality-of-Life Experience". European Journal of Environment and Public Health 2022 6 no. 1 (2022): em0091. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11336
MLA
Spencer, Lisa et al. "Infusing Culture into the Long-Term Care Environment to Improve Public Health and Quality-of-Life Experience". European Journal of Environment and Public Health, vol. 6, no. 1, 2022, em0091. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/11336

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