Social ecological influences on preferences for care provided at the end of life amongst Taiwanese city-dwelling adults

Huang, Ya Ling (2014) Social ecological influences on preferences for care provided at the end of life amongst Taiwanese city-dwelling adults. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Social and cultural elements are an essential part of the contexts within which people understand their word and make end-of-life decisions. A developmental social ecological model was used in this thesis to provide a comprehensive framework for examining influences on end-of-life preferences. The findings support claims made by social ecologists that individual's health-related choices can be influenced by cultural, social contextual and environmental factors over the course of life. The results of this study have implications for health professionals and the practices they can adopt to enhance end-of-life care.

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ID Code: 70307
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Yates, Patsy & Wu, Jo
Keywords: End-of-life Health-related Choices, Preferences for End-of-life Care, City-dwelling Adults, Social Ecological Model, Social Ecological Influences , Advance Directives, End-of-life Communication, Life-sustaining Treatments, Palliative Care, Multimethod Research Design
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 May 2014 05:03
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2016 06:05

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