Date of Award

5-22-2016

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Mennonite College of Nursing

First Advisor

Wendy L. Woith

Abstract

This dissertation is comprised of three manuscripts that will be submitted for publication, describing the end of life knowledge, beliefs, and preferences of Alaska Native and American Indian Peoples. The first manuscript is a literature review that examines what is known about the understanding about the end of life knowledge, beliefs, and preferences of Alaska Native and American Indian Peoples. The second manuscript offers results of an exploratory descriptive study designed to describe the end of life knowledge of hospice care services, beliefs about dying, and preferences for end of life care of Alaska Native and American Indian Peoples. Finally, the third manuscript shares this author’s experiences and suggestions as a non-indigenous researcher conducting research in an indigenous world. The manuscript offers a brief review of literature of Indigenous worldviews on health and aging, an introduction to the Indigenous Research Paradigm, and practice and research implications.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Kelley_ilstu_0092E_10779.pdf

Page Count

101

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Nursing Commons

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