Attitudes toward Nursing Homes

Thomas Boggatz

in Growing Old in Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164552
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617970412 | DOI:
Attitudes toward Nursing Homes

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This chapter discusses the attitudes of nursing-home residents toward nursing homes. This attitude has been previously reported, and statistics on the utilization of nursing homes confirm these observations, as they report numbers slightly under capacity, contradicting the estimated need for care. These investigations revealed a variety of factors that contribute to the acceptance or rejection of a particular kind of care. All factors may contribute in some cases to an acceptance, in other cases to a rejection, of nursing homes. Their influence depends on interaction with other factors. Some factors, however, may be more influential than others. The qualitative findings in this chapter help in the identification of these different factors or aspects, but preclude judgments about their relative importance.

Keywords: nursing-homes residents; statistics; nursing homes; qualitative findings; judgments

Chapter.  5194 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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