The United States of America is the most diverse country in the world. Attitudes toward end of life care are complex and vary differently across each ethnic group. This study explored factors that explained different ethnic groups' disproportionate use of hospice. The design of this study was quantitative in nature. A survey approach was utilized to examine data that was statistically analyzed. The important concept was ethnic groups' disproportionate use of hospice. The dependent variable, hospice days, was employed against the independent variables race/ethnicity and marital status to explain hospice utilization. The research findings supported both study hypotheses.
These research results recommend that an important focus of the future be to counsel persons on the availability of hospice as an option for end-of-life care. Such an effort will pay dividends eliminating health disparities between minority groups and the rest of society.
|Advisor:||Sinay, Tony, Reynolds, Grace|
|Commitee:||Erlyana, Erlyana, Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Ethnic studies, Health care management|
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