Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Disproportionate use of hospice care among different ethnic groups
by Omofoma, Ebinehita, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 50; 1523051
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
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
Publication Number: 1523051
ISBN: 978-1-303-20224-7
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