Clients' death anxiety and associated factors affecting end-of-life clinical decision making for persons age 65 and older

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Title:
Clients' death anxiety and associated factors affecting end-of-life clinical decision making for persons age 65 and older
Author:
Petri, Lane Louise, 1950-
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This descriptive study explored possible relationships between death anxiety; perceived distance to death; health; importance of spirituality; advance directive importance, discussion, and completion; and associated sociodemographics for clients age 65 years and older. Also explored were the differences for these variables between the young-old and the old-old. The purpose was to determine if the measured items showed relationships that could be hypothesized as deterrents to completion of timely prehospital advance directives. A convenience sample of 105 clients comprised the sample population. Quantitative and qualitative research techniques were utilized in data collection and analysis. Significant positive correlations were found between: (a) discussion and completion of advance directives, (b) importance of spirituality and health, (c) health and projected finitude. Significant inverse relationships were found between: (a) health and death anxiety; (b) health and discussion of advance directives; (c) health and completion of advance directives; (d) the young-old and old-old finitude projections.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Psychology, Behavioral.; Health Sciences, Nursing.; Psychology, Clinical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Verran, Joyce A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleClients' death anxiety and associated factors affecting end-of-life clinical decision making for persons age 65 and olderen_US
dc.creatorPetri, Lane Louise, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPetri, Lane Louise, 1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis descriptive study explored possible relationships between death anxiety; perceived distance to death; health; importance of spirituality; advance directive importance, discussion, and completion; and associated sociodemographics for clients age 65 years and older. Also explored were the differences for these variables between the young-old and the old-old. The purpose was to determine if the measured items showed relationships that could be hypothesized as deterrents to completion of timely prehospital advance directives. A convenience sample of 105 clients comprised the sample population. Quantitative and qualitative research techniques were utilized in data collection and analysis. Significant positive correlations were found between: (a) discussion and completion of advance directives, (b) importance of spirituality and health, (c) health and projected finitude. Significant inverse relationships were found between: (a) health and death anxiety; (b) health and discussion of advance directives; (c) health and completion of advance directives; (d) the young-old and old-old finitude projections.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Behavioral.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVerran, Joyce A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1361890en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b33243554en_US
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