Family experiences related to the decision to institutionalize an elderly member in Taiwan : an exploratory study.
Industrialization and urbanization have changed the structure of Taiwanese families.
Placing elder family members with impairments in nursing homes has become a new caregiving alternative.
However, Taiwanese commonly consider this placement to be a violation of traditional filial obligation.
Therefore, institutionalization is a highly sensitive cultural issue.
Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with nine family members, revealing three major processes in the decision of institutionalization - breaking harmony, rebuilding harmony and evolution, as well as four important factors that influence the decision - the quality of the relationship between the elder and his/her family, characteristics of the elder, financial condition of the family and perceived public opinion toward institutionalization.
The findings suggest that the decision process in institutionalization is a gradual, fluid, cyclical movement without definite steps.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prise décision, Milieu familial, Hospitalisation, Etablissement troisième âge, Personne âgée, Homme, Aspect culturel, Expérience personnelle, Analyse qualitative, Taiwan, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Decision making, Family environment, Hospitalization, Homes for the aged, Elderly, Human, Cultural aspect, Personal experience, Qualitative analysis, Taiwan, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0481276
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 22/03/2000.