Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
This qualitative and quantitative study focused on exploring hospice patient’s perceptions of family support. Family support was conceptualized as which family member they expect to receive support from, types of support provided, frequency of support, family communication about medical illness, and type of support that is perceived to be most helpful. Fifteen partcipants between the ages of 70 to 98 were interviewed using purposive sampling. Findings showed that although participants found both physical and emotional support helpful, more than half reported perceiving emotional support as the most helpful. Recommendations for social work practice and research were discussed.
Renteria, Claudia, "HOSPICE PATIENT'S PERCEPTION OF FAMILY SUPPORT" (2014). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 36.