Moral Decision-making By Wives Of Patients With Life Threatening Cardiovascular Disease

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166291
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Moral Decision-making By Wives Of Patients With Life Threatening Cardiovascular Disease
Author(s):
Hall, Patricia
Author Details:
Patricia Hall, PhD, Cardiology Associates of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, USA, (updated February 2015) email: pclark@gsu.edu
Abstract:
Implications: Implementation of the Patient Self-Determination act has transferred moral decision-making from the responsibility of health care professionals to the responsibility of family members. Moral dilemmas occurring as a result of this responsibility may cause stress and conflict among family members. Little is know about how family members make moral decisions or about the factors influencing these decisions. Purpose: To describe the process of moral decision-making and factors affecting moral decision-making by wives of patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease. Research Questions: 1. What perspectives do family members of patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease use in making moral decisions related to initiation of resuscitative measures and/or use of life support equipment? 2. What influences moral decision-making by family members of patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease? Participants: Purposive sampling was used to select 10 women who were required to make a moral decision related to initiation of resuscitative measures or use of life support equipment for their husbands during their final illness. Methods:Data were gathered through unstructured interviews and analyzed using grounded theory techniques. Results:A theory of moral decision-making which included factors influencing decision-making, decision-making patterns and a process of decision-making was developed. Three patterns of moral decision-making were identified; advocacy, acquiescence and abdication. The process of decision-making included 5 steps: searching, seeking, reflecting, accepting, and decision-making. Findings from this study emphasize the importance of providing information to wives of patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease as they make moral decisions for their husbands.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMoral Decision-making By Wives Of Patients With Life Threatening Cardiovascular Diseaseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHall, Patriciaen_US
dc.author.detailsPatricia Hall, PhD, Cardiology Associates of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, USA, (updated February 2015) email: pclark@gsu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166291-
dc.description.abstractImplications: Implementation of the Patient Self-Determination act has transferred moral decision-making from the responsibility of health care professionals to the responsibility of family members. Moral dilemmas occurring as a result of this responsibility may cause stress and conflict among family members. Little is know about how family members make moral decisions or about the factors influencing these decisions. Purpose: To describe the process of moral decision-making and factors affecting moral decision-making by wives of patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease. Research Questions: 1. What perspectives do family members of patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease use in making moral decisions related to initiation of resuscitative measures and/or use of life support equipment? 2. What influences moral decision-making by family members of patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease? Participants: Purposive sampling was used to select 10 women who were required to make a moral decision related to initiation of resuscitative measures or use of life support equipment for their husbands during their final illness. Methods:Data were gathered through unstructured interviews and analyzed using grounded theory techniques. Results:A theory of moral decision-making which included factors influencing decision-making, decision-making patterns and a process of decision-making was developed. Three patterns of moral decision-making were identified; advocacy, acquiescence and abdication. The process of decision-making included 5 steps: searching, seeking, reflecting, accepting, and decision-making. Findings from this study emphasize the importance of providing information to wives of patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease as they make moral decisions for their husbands.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:44:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:44:09Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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