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  1. Family experiences related to the decision to institutionalize an elderly member in Taiwan : an exploratory study.

    Article - En anglais

    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.