Rich insights into the health beliefs and practices of Chinese people in the UK
The brief was to explore, qualitatively, how Chinese people living in the UK think about health and illness, what they do to keep healthy, and how they manage or cure illness. But the project also had to meet different objectives:
As Chinese people have a reputation for ‘keeping themselves to themselves’, a lot hinged on getting access to research participants and establishing trust and rapport. We took the plunge. Ultimately this led to three papers in peer-reviewed journals and the start of a love affair for research with ‘hard to reach’ communities.
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