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|Title:||Do caregiver beliefs matter? An exploratory study of palliative caregiving decisions in singapore|
|Keywords:||Beliefs and behavior|
Biopsychosocial-Spiritual- Environmental model
Death and dying
|Citation:||Jingyi, L.I.N.,Rosaleen, O.W. (2011-06). Do caregiver beliefs matter? An exploratory study of palliative caregiving decisions in singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development 21 (1) : 54-70. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to explore how the death and dying-related beliefs of caregivers influence their actual caregiving behavior, and to explore factors that may prevent them from translating these beliefs into functional behavior. Using a biopsychosocial-spiritualenvironmental framework, semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with three primary caregivers of patients diagnosed with terminal illness. Caregiving behavior was found to be associated with the biopsychosocial-spiritual-environmental beliefs of the caregivers. These beliefs could have been influenced by the caregivers' past experiences with death and dying. Financial difficulty might also be a main obstacle hindering caregivers from providing the kind of care they believed was best for the patients.|
|Source Title:||Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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