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Title Worlds of Connection: A Hermeneutic Formulation of the Interdisciplinary Relational Model of Care
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Degree Psy. D.
Discipline/Department Antioch Seattle: Clinical Psychology
Degree Level doctoral
University/Publisher Antioch University
Abstract Despite a general agreement across health care disciplines that Advanced Care Planning (ACP) and Advanced Directives (ADs) add important elements to a patient's end-of-life care desires, and can inform their loved ones and advocates, help create ease of mind, and enhance quality of care, they continue to remain significantly underused. More than half of Americans transition to chronic and terminal illness without having completed them. The aim of this study was to increase the frequency and enhance the quality of communication about Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning within the clinical relationship. The resulting Interdisciplinary Relational Model of Care (IRMOC) can help clinicians engage in more frequent and effective communication about ADs and ACP. This ontological hermeneutic study considered scholarly and professional, practice-based health services literature, along with juridical, legislative, policy, and philosophical texts that have informed previous models of care. Tacit and explicit phenomena, conditions, and practices of communication about ADs and ACP in the patient-clinician relationship were identified. In response to the phenomena, conditions, and practices identified in this study the IRMOC was formulated and applied to communication about Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning in the patient clinician relationship. The IRMOC was then expanded, made more nuanced, and contextualized within the overall philosophical, theoretical, and practical frameworks that informed the model. The electronic version of this dissertation is at OhioLink ETD Center, www.ohiolink.edu/etd
Subjects/Keywords Psychology; Psychotherapy; Health Care; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Oncology; Philosophy of Science; Public Health Education; Therapy; Aging; Communication; Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology; Health Education; Gerontology; Health Sciences; Advance care planning; advance directives; end-of-life care; psychology; relational psychoanalysis; compassion; communication; hermeneutics; Interdisciplinary Relational Model of Care; aging; gerontology; health care; health education; medical ethics
Contributors Cushman, Philip (Committee Chair)
Language en
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Country of Publication us
Format application/pdf
Record ID oai:etd.ohiolink.edu:antioch1404395833
Repository ohiolink
Date Indexed 2016-12-22
Grantor Antioch University

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