A narrative inquiry of older adults' stories of choosing to not share information with health care professionals

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dc.contributor.author Brennan, Shelagh Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-22T21:35:46Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-22T21:35:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-12-22T21:35:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1307
dc.description.abstract This study used narrative inquiry to answer the question “What are the stories of older adults who choose not to share information with health care professionals?” The study explored the experiences of older adults who did not share information with health care professionals (HCPs), who they defined as doctors. A thematic analysis of five participants’ stories revealed three themes: Illusions of Care, describing the participants’ experiences with doctors before they chose not to share information; The Last Straw, revealing the final incident that caused participants to choose not to share information; and The Mask of the Non-sharing Older Adult, describing how participants interacted with their doctors after they decided not to share information. Relationship development between older adults and their doctors, sensitive topics, issues and perceptions of ageing, and structure of the health care system contribute to the complex issue of older adults not sharing information. The decision not to share information with health care professionals may adversely affect the health and health care of older adults. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject qualitative en_US
dc.subject narrative inquiry en_US
dc.subject thematic analysis en_US
dc.subject older adults en_US
dc.subject seniors en_US
dc.subject geriatrics en_US
dc.subject gerontology en_US
dc.subject elderly en_US
dc.subject stories en_US
dc.subject experiences en_US
dc.subject first person stories en_US
dc.subject life experiences en_US
dc.subject not sharing en_US
dc.subject lying en_US
dc.subject non-compliance en_US
dc.subject noncompliance en_US
dc.subject non-adherence en_US
dc.subject non adherence en_US
dc.subject non truth telling en_US
dc.subject truth telling en_US
dc.subject withholding en_US
dc.subject withholding information en_US
dc.subject details en_US
dc.subject symptoms en_US
dc.subject illness en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject alternative medicine en_US
dc.subject health care professionals en_US
dc.subject health care providers en_US
dc.subject doctors en_US
dc.subject physicians en_US
dc.subject nurses en_US
dc.subject psychology en_US
dc.subject relationships en_US
dc.subject therapeutic relationships en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Gerontology en_US
dc.title A narrative inquiry of older adults' stories of choosing to not share information with health care professionals en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Sheilds, Laurene
dc.degree.department Faculty of Human and Social Development en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing M.N. en_US

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