Conformity with nature: a theory of Chinese American elders' health promotion and illness prevention processes.

@article{Chen1996ConformityWN,
  title={Conformity with nature: a theory of Chinese American elders' health promotion and illness prevention processes.},
  author={Yali Chen},
  journal={ANS. Advances in nursing science},
  year={1996},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={17-26}
}
  • Yali Chen
  • Published 1996 in ANS. Advances in nursing science
Grounded theory methodology was used to generate a substantive theory that describes and explains the beliefs and behaviors regarding health promotion and illness prevention among Chinese elders in the United States. On the basis of data collected from 21 Chinese elders, the theory, conformity with nature, emerged. Three interrelated subprocesses--harmonizing with the environment, following bliss, and listening to heaven--were identified. This theory facilitates an understanding of ways to… CONTINUE READING

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