Promoting the Social Connectedness of the Lost-Only-Child Elderly in China

Yunhe Du, Yu Hin Brian Lee, Kin Wai Michael Siu

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Abstract

After the implementation of the one-child policy in the 1980s, most Chinese families consist of parents and one child. This phenomenon is along with an increasing special group of elder parents who lost their only child. They are not the elderly in a general sense but have special demands in terms of social support and participation in society. This study aims to promote the social connectedness of lost-only-child elderly and help them get access to a better life in the ageing process. By analyzing current research of this group from the ergonomics field, this study attempts to argue the value of social connectedness for the lost-one-child elderly and propose accessible strategies for the designers in the practice of community service.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021
EditorsJay Kalra, Nancy J. Lightner, Redha Taiar
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages378-385
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030807436
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
EventAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume263
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/07/2129/07/21

Keywords

  • Community service
  • Elderly care
  • Human factors
  • Lost-only-child
  • One-child policy
  • Service design
  • Shiduer
  • Social connectedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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