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Hospice Decision Making: Diagnosis Makes a Difference

Deborah P. Waldrop and Mary Ann Meeker.

in The Gerontologist

October 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 6871 words.

Purpose:  This study explored the process of decision making about hospice enrollment and identified factors that influence the timing of that...

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Decision-Making Involvement of Individuals With Dementia

Heather L. Menne and Carol J. Whitlatch.

in The Gerontologist

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 6933 words.

Purpose:  Research underscores how autonomy and decision-making involvement may help to enhance the quality of life of older adults; however,...

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"Choice" in End-of-Life Decision Making

Theresa S. Drought and Barbara A. Koenig.

in The Gerontologist

October 2002; p ublished online October 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 14239 words.

Purpose: The contribution of bioethics to clinical care at the end of life (EOL) deserves critical scrutiny. We argue that researchers have rarely...

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Intensity of Registered Nurse Participation in Nursing Home Decision Making1

Ruth A. Anderson and Reuben R. McDaniel.

in The Gerontologist

February 1998; p ublished online February 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 0 words.

In this study of data obtained from nursing home administrators and directors of nursing, we found that intensity of registered nurses' (RNs') participation in nursing home decision making...

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Consumer Decision-Making of Older People: A 45-Year Review

Dominik Hettich, Stefan Hattula and Torsten Bornemann.

in The Gerontologist

November 2018; p ublished online March 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Care of the Elderly; Gerontology and Ageing. 13079 words.

Abstract

Background and Objectives

Aging is one of the key future challenges for global life. Of particular...

Analysis of Key Decision-Making Incidents in the Life of a Nursing Home Resident

Celeste Shawler, Graham D. Rowles and Dallas M. High.

in The Gerontologist

October 2001; p ublished online October 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 9115 words.

Purpose: This study examined change in the decision-making autonomy of a single nursing facility resident. Design and Methods:null...

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Narrative Interest Standard: A Novel Approach to Surrogate Decision-Making for People With Dementia

James M Wilkins.

in The Gerontologist

November 2018; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Care of the Elderly; Gerontology and Ageing. 3879 words.

Abstract

Dementia is a common neurodegenerative process that can significantly impair decision-making capacity as the disease progresses. When a person is...

Factors Affecting Long-Term-Care Residents' Decision-Making Processes as They Formulate Advance Directives

Heather C. Lambert, Mary Ann McColl, Julie Gilbert, Jiahui Wong, Gale Murray and Samuel E. D. Shortt.

in The Gerontologist

October 2005; p ublished online October 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 5948 words.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe factors contributing to the decision-making processes of elderly persons as they formulate...

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Current Research Findings on End-of-Life Decision Making Among Racially or Ethnically Diverse Groups

Jung Kwak and William E. Haley.

in The Gerontologist

October 2005; p ublished online October 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 6508 words.

Purpose: We reviewed the research literature on racial or ethnic diversity and end-of-life decision making in order to identify key findings and...

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Micromanaging Death: Process Preferences, Values, and Goals in End-of-Life Medical Decision Making

Nikki Ayers Hawkins, Peter H. Ditto, Joseph H. Danks and William D. Smucker.

in The Gerontologist

February 2005; p ublished online February 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 7189 words.

Purpose: This study examined patients' and surrogates' attitudes about using advance directives to manage end-of-life medical care. It also explored...

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Informed Decision Making for In-home Use of Motion Sensor-based Monitoring Technologies

Courtenay R. Bruce.

in The Gerontologist

June 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 3776 words.

Motion sensor–based monitoring technologies are designed to maintain independence and safety of older individuals living alone. These technologies use motion sensors that are placed...

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More Than Capacity: Alternatives for Sexual Decision Making for Individuals With Dementia

James M. Wilkins.

in The Gerontologist

October 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 5644 words.

Sexual expression can be an important aspect of well being for older adults with dementia living in nursing homes. There is a tension in the nursing home, however, between ensuring autonomy...

Lay Referral Patterns Involved in Cardiac Treatment Decision Making Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Nancy E. Schoenberg, Cheryl H. Amey, Eleanor Palo Stoller and Susan B. Muldoon.

in The Gerontologist

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 7662 words.

Purpose: This study examined age and contextually related factors that are influential in lay referral patterns during cardiac treatment decision...

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Individual Decision Making in the Non-Purchase of Long-Term Care Insurance

Leslie A. Curry, Julie Robison, Noreen Shugrue, Patricia Keenan and Marshall B. Kapp.

in The Gerontologist

August 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 5930 words.

Purpose:  Although prior research suggests that economic, behavioral, and psychosocial factors influence decisions not to purchase long-term care...

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Turning the Lens Inward: Cultural Competence and Providers’ Values in Health Care Decision Making

Mindy Chettih.

in The Gerontologist

December 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 5434 words.

The population of older adults in the United States is growing in size and diversity, presenting challenges to health care providers and patients in the context of health care decision...

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Advancing an Ethic of Embodied Relational Sexuality to Guide Decision-Making in Dementia Care

Alisa Grigorovich and Pia Kontos.

Edited by Rachel Pruchno.

in The Gerontologist

March 2018; p ublished online December 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Care of the Elderly; Gerontology and Ageing. 4748 words.

Abstract

Sexuality and intimacy are universal needs that transcend age, cognitive decline, and disability; sexuality is a fundamental aspect of the human...

Care-Related Decision-Making Satisfaction and Caregiver Well-Being in Families Caring for Older Members1

Virginia L. Smerglia and Gary T. Deimling.

in The Gerontologist

October 1997; p ublished online October 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 0 words.

Families provide care and make decisions regarding care within the context of specific structural characteristics and the broader family environment. This research analyzes data from 244...

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The Treatment Decision-Making Process: Age Differences in a Sample of Women Recently Diagnosed With Nonrecurrent, Early-Stage Breast Cancer1

Ann C. Petrisek, Linda L. Laliberte, Susan M. Allen and Vincent Mor.

in The Gerontologist

October 1997; p ublished online October 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 0 words.

This research utilizes retrospective, self-report data collected from a nonprobability sample of women recently diagnosed with nonrecurrent, early-stage breast cancer to better understand...

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Health Care Decision-Making

Paul S. Nathanson.

Edited by Robert H. Binstock.

in The Gerontologist

April 1998; p ublished online April 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 0 words.

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Neglecting the Importance of the Decision Making and Care Regimes of Personal Support Workers: A Critique of Standardization of Care Planning Through the RAI/MDS

Pia C. Kontos, Karen-Lee Miller and Gail J. Mitchell.

in The Gerontologist

June 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing; Psychology; Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences. 6680 words.

Purpose:  The Resident Assessment Instrument–Minimum Data Set (RAI/MDS) is an interdisciplinary standardized process that informs care plan...

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