Mercedes Bern-Klug

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Surrogate decision makers for persons with advanced dementia play a key role in making decisions about medical treatments for their loved ones. We conducted in-depth interviews of 20 surrogates to examine their goals of care preferences and beliefs about personhood. All surrogates believed the goal of comfort was important, and 30.0% believed that curing(More)
BACKGROUND In China, as is the case in most of the world, family is the largest source of support for frail older adults. Confucian filial piety expectations hold children-in particular sons-responsible for the care of aging parents in China. During the course of caregiving, in addition to positive feelings, the caregiver may feel overwhelmed, entrapped,(More)
This study investigated factors associated with complete mental health among a nationally representative sample of Canadians with a history of depression by conducting secondary analysis of the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey- Mental Health (n=20,955). Complete mental health was defined as 1) the absence of mental illness, substance abuse, or suicidal(More)
  • Brian Reed Smith, Susan Murty, Julia Kleinschmit Rembert, Mercedes Bern-Klug, Yvonne, Farley +6 others
  • 2015
Smith, Brian Reed. "The examined life: personal therapy and the social worker's ethical obligations to self. ii To Judy iii When someone knocks on the door, Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if you lie down no one will die. A monk asked(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the percentage of nursing home (NH) social services (SSs) departments that screen at-risk residents for depression. To report characteristics of SS departments that "usually or always" are involved in depression screening. DESIGN Cross-sectional, nationally representative survey. SETTING NHs. PARTICIPANTS 1,071 Nursing Home(More)
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