Using narratives to better understand older people's decision-making processes.

TETLEY, J, GRANT, Gordon and DAVIES, S (2009). Using narratives to better understand older people's decision-making processes. Qualitative Health Research, 19 (9), 1273-1283.

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Abstract

Despite the availability of health and social care services designed to support people in their own homes, older people often underuse or refuse these services. It is now acknowledged that this phenomenon contributes to older people being admitted to hospital and long-term care in circumstances that could be avoided. To understand how the uptake of supportive and preventative services can be improved, the first author, supervised by the second and third authors, developed a constructivist inquiry to explore what factors enhance or bar service use. This article describes how narratives were used not only to help identify decision- and choice-making influences, but also as a way of enhancing the hermeneutic processes associated with constructivism.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1177/1049732309344175
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 14:23
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 14:23
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4322

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