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Health Experiences of Korean Immigrant Women in Retirement

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  • In this focused ethnographic study, we explored the health experiences of 15 Korean immigrant women after retirement in an urban center in Western Canada. Almost all women began their lives in Canada without adequate personal finances, making their employment essential for supporting their families financially. Most women lived with more than two chronic diseases, attributed to long hours and difficult work conditions. They experienced improved psychological health after retiring, irrespective of positive or negative changes in their physical health. Spiritual faith and exercise were important strategies to maintain and enhance their health and to postpone and manage chronic diseases.

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    © 2014 Taylor and Francis. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original authors and source must be cited.
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    • Jaeyoung Choi, Kaysi E. Kushner, Judy Mill & Daniel W. L. Lai (2014) Health Experiences of Korean Immigrant Women in Retirement, Health Care for Women International, 35:11-12, 1315-1336, DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2014.954700