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Conference Paper: End-of-life care in Care and Attention Homes: perceptions from formal caregivers and residents

TitleEnd-of-life care in Care and Attention Homes: perceptions from formal caregivers and residents
Authors
KeywordsGerontology and geriatrics
Issue Date2013
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
Citation
The 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2013), New Orleans, LA., 20-24 November 2013. In The Gerontologist, 2013, v. 53 n. S1, p. 269 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate perceptions of formal caregivers and residents on end-of-life care in Care and Attention Homes in Hong Kong. METHOD: Standardized questionnaire was conducted among 135 formal caregivers, 50 residents and 51 family caregivers on their perceptions and expectations. Trained research assistants administered face-to-face interviews to residents and family caregivers. A staff survey was self-administered. RESULTS: Even though 68% of surveyed residents and 80% of surveyed family caregivers showed a preference to die in the Care and Attention Home instead of a hospital, only 2% of the surveyed residents and 29% of the surveyed family caregivers were aware of advance-directives. 76% of surveyed residents and 84% of surveyed family caregivers said family members were expected to be involved in the decision making process. CONCLUSION: Residents and their family caregivers desired to enhance end-of-life care in Care and Attention homes. However, they seemed to lack an understanding of relevant knowledge.
DescriptionTheme: Optimal Aging Through Research
Session 930 (Paper): Advance Care Planning and Healthcare Decisions
This journal suppl. entitled: 2013 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201788
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.168
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.584

 

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dc.contributor.authorLou, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorTsui, AKMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, SHen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, SWPen_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, JCSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:40:24Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:40:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2013), New Orleans, LA., 20-24 November 2013. In The Gerontologist, 2013, v. 53 n. S1, p. 269en_US
dc.identifier.issn0016-9013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201788-
dc.descriptionTheme: Optimal Aging Through Research-
dc.descriptionSession 930 (Paper): Advance Care Planning and Healthcare Decisions-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: 2013 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate perceptions of formal caregivers and residents on end-of-life care in Care and Attention Homes in Hong Kong. METHOD: Standardized questionnaire was conducted among 135 formal caregivers, 50 residents and 51 family caregivers on their perceptions and expectations. Trained research assistants administered face-to-face interviews to residents and family caregivers. A staff survey was self-administered. RESULTS: Even though 68% of surveyed residents and 80% of surveyed family caregivers showed a preference to die in the Care and Attention Home instead of a hospital, only 2% of the surveyed residents and 29% of the surveyed family caregivers were aware of advance-directives. 76% of surveyed residents and 84% of surveyed family caregivers said family members were expected to be involved in the decision making process. CONCLUSION: Residents and their family caregivers desired to enhance end-of-life care in Care and Attention homes. However, they seemed to lack an understanding of relevant knowledge.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Gerontologisten_US
dc.subjectGerontology and geriatrics-
dc.titleEnd-of-life care in Care and Attention Homes: perceptions from formal caregivers and residentsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLou, V: wlou@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLou, V=rp00607en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/geront/gnt151-
dc.identifier.hkuros234588en_US
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dc.identifier.volume53-
dc.identifier.issueS1-
dc.identifier.spage269-
dc.identifier.epage269-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US

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