Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Advance care planning: A comparison of Korean and Korean American focus groups
by Park, Jin Hee, M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 79; 1507684
Abstract (Summary)

This study was conducted to determine the differences and similarities between Koreans residing in Korea and Korean Americans regarding their awareness of end-of-life care, attitudes toward advance care planning, truth telling, and preferred decision-making model. There were no published studies in the literature comparing advance care planning for Koreans and Korean Americans.

A convenience sample of 25 Korean elderly participants was compared to 23 Korean American elderly participants via a self-administered questionnaire that contained demographic questions, questions about end-of-life decision making, and questions about acculturation. Data were obtained over 7 days in 1 month. The study findings indicated significant demographic differences between the two groups, with significant and insignificant differences in responses to the end-of-life questions. Korean American participants had low grades on the acculturation scale, so the acculturation scale was not addressed in the study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian American Studies, Social research, Nursing
Publication Number: 1507684
ISBN: 978-1-267-18199-2
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