Decision-Making Process of Nursing Home Placement Among Chinese Family Caregivers
Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2010
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 46, Issue 2, pages 108–118, April 2010
How to Cite
Chang, Y.-P. and Schneider, J. K. (2010), Decision-Making Process of Nursing Home Placement Among Chinese Family Caregivers. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46: 108–118. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00246.x
- Issue online: 25 MAR 2010
- Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2010
- First Received April 2, 2009; Final Revision received July 18, 2009; Accepted for publication July 23, 2009.
- Decision-making process;
- nursing home placement;
- traditional Chinese filial piety
PURPOSE. To understand the process and difficulties that Chinese family caregivers experience when making a nursing home placement decision for their loved ones with dementia.
DESIGN AND METHODS. Using a grounded theory approach, data were collected through individual interviews with 30 Chinese family caregivers in Taiwan.
FINDINGS. A stage-based framework was generated that described how caregivers went through the decision-making process, what specific challenges they encountered within the process, and how they overcame difficulties to reach their decisions.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. By identifying the stages of the decision-making process and various challenges that caregivers experience, clinicians can enhance discussions with caregivers to decrease the decision-making burden. Clinicians might develop family-centered interventions for the decision-making process through the post-placement stage while taking into account cultural influences.