Juliana C Cartwright

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Interview and observational data obtained from caregiver-care recipient dyads were analyzed in developing a theory of enrichment that explains how some families use pleasurable or meaningful experiences in their caregiving to frail elders. The personal history and frailty trajectory of both caregiver and care recipient, the quality of the dyadic(More)
This article reports on students' perceptions of their learning experiences when an existing distance-learning master's program transitions to new technologies and new instructional strategies. Unique elements addressed in this article include (1) findings when a program with extensive experience delivering distance education changes to new technologies and(More)
Older adults dying from chronic illness in rural areas are understudied and of concern because of their limited access to health services. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe the perspectives of primary family caregivers regarding experiences with formal and informal care at the end of life for dying older adults in one rural,(More)
This chapter reviews the state of knowledge about nursing homes and assisted living facilities as places for dying. Reviewed are 25 published and unpublished research reports by nurse researchers and researchers from other disciplines that address the following questions: (a) What is known about how communication and shared decision-making about end-of-life(More)
BACKGROUND Ethical concerns were identified as a potential barrier to advancing palliative and end-of-life science at the 2004 National Institutes of Health State of the Science Meeting. However, data are lacking about the nature of ethical concerns and strategies for balancing the need to advance science with human subjects protections. METHODS A(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe good quality care at the end of life (EOL) for hospice-enrolled residents in assisted living facilities (ALFs). DESIGN AND METHODS A qualitative descriptive design was used to obtain detailed descriptions of EOL care provided by ALF medication aides, caregivers, nurses, and hospice nurses in urban and(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the end-of-life symptom experiences of residents who died in assisted living, to describe family satisfaction with the end-of-life care, and to compare end-of-life symptom distress across 4 settings: assisted living, private home, nursing home, and hospital. DESIGN In-person interviews with family members of people aged 65 or older(More)
PURPOSE This study's purpose is to describe and explain how women 55 years of age and older with a family history of breast cancer make screening mammography decisions. DESIGN A qualitative design based on grounded theory. This purposeful sample consisted of 23 women 55 years of age or older with one more first-degree relatives diagnosed with breast(More)
Successful research in community-based care settings requires collaboration between facility staff and researchers. The ethical conduct of research involves respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. Research must comply with specific federal regulations and state laws. Interviews with 15 community-based care facility administrators revealed differences(More)