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dc.contributor.advisorMorgan, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJanzen, Bonnieen_US
dc.creatorCammer, Allison Leeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-19T16:08:31Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:12:03Z
dc.date.available2006-12-20T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:12:03Z
dc.date.created2006-12en_US
dc.date.issued2006-12-20en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-12192006-160831en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study is an exploration of the process of accessing dementia care for Aboriginal Older Adults living in Northern Saskatchewan. The research question for this project was, “What is the process of accessing formal healthcare for dementia from the perspective of Northern Saskatchewan Aboriginal communities, and what factors specifically impede or encourage accessing formal care?” Grounded theory methodology informed the research process. Theoretical sampling resulted in a sample of thirty participants. Data were generated through eighteen in-person, semi-structured interviews; two in-person, semi-structured group interviews; and three focus group discussions including a directed activity led by participants. Analysis of data using the grounded theory constant comparison method led to an emergent theory that was verified by research participants.The theory that emerged explains the basic social process at the heart of the research question. The grounded theory, “The process of negotiating culturally incongruent healthcare systems” explains the access to and use of formal healthcare from the perspective of those living in Northern Saskatchewan. Specific attention to the social context of healthcare access helped to illuminate the challenges faced by Aboriginal Older Adults when accessing healthcare services. The findings indicate a need for enhancing the cultural competence of healthcare provision to Older Adults with dementia in Northern Saskatchewan while providing formal support for those persons with dementia as well as for their informal caregivers.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen_US
dc.subjectAboriginalen_US
dc.subjectaccessen_US
dc.subjectolder adulten_US
dc.subjectfeministen_US
dc.subjectpostcolonialen_US
dc.subjecthealthcareen_US
dc.subjectdementiaen_US
dc.titleNegotiating culturally incongruent healthcare systems : the process of accessing dementia care in northern Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity Health and Epidemiologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity Health and Epidemiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWoods, Shirleyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStewart, Norma J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLeis, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGreen, Kathrynen_US


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