Perceptions of long-term care, autonomy, and dignity, by residents, family and care-givers: the Houston experience.

@article{Boisaubin2007PerceptionsOL,
  title={Perceptions of long-term care, autonomy, and dignity, by residents, family and care-givers: the Houston experience.},
  author={Eugene V. Boisaubin and Adeline Chu and Janine M Catalano},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={447-64}
}
Houston, Texas, is a major U.S. city with, like many, a growing aging population. The purpose of this study and ultimate book chapter is to explore the views and perceptions of long-term care (LTC) residents, family members and health care providers. Individuals primarily in independent living and group residential settings were interviewed and studied. Questions emphasized the concepts of personal autonomy, dignity, quality and location of care and decision making. Although a small sample of… CONTINUE READING

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