What are the occupations of terminally ill Chinese adults and their caregivers, and what are the gaps in literature?
This review will consider studies that included Chinese adults who have a terminal illness, and their caregivers. Participants in the studies must be at least 18 years of age, of either genders, and of Chinese ethnicity as reported by the authors of the studies, regardless of the type of terminal illness. Caregivers could be family or non-related but not a professional caregiver.
Concept - This review will include studies that explored or described the occupations their participants were involved in. These occupations may include basic self care, daily activities, leisure activities, work activities, caregiving activities as well as social participation, regardless of setting in which the activities took place in. Studies that contained description of participant’s past and present routines will also be included.
Context: This review will include studies on Chinese participants who were living in their country of origin, as well as those who were immigrants in another country. Participants could be living in their own homes in the community, or in a hospice setting or admitted to the hospital.