Étude exploratoire du processus de prise de décision, à travers des facteurs qui l'influencent, chez les personnes ayant opté pour la transplantation cardiaque

Authors: Maltais, Caroline
Advisor: Blondeau, Danielle
Abstract: In the contemporary society, the scientific discoveries and the arrival of the technologies brought an important increase of the possibilities of treatments. This complicated the decision-making for the patient in the choice of a treatment. The main objective of this study was to investigate the process of decision-making, through the factors which influence it, with cardiac insufficient persons having opted for a heart transplant. This study leans on the model of Joane Noone because it identifies contextual factors (environmental and personal) connected with this process. The methodology articulates around a descriptive qualitative approach. The data collection was made by means of semi-structured interviews. The study was realized with eight persons suffering from cardiac insufficiency and having opted for the transplantation. The results demonstrate that the condition of health is the main factor of the decision-making in a choice of the heart transplant. It can take two forms, that is a reduced quality of life (connected with the evolution of the disease) or a physical state favorable to the success of the surgery. We also note that the "choice" of the non-choice is an important element of the decision. Finally, the results of this study will contribute to a better knowledge of factors connected with the decision-making and will allow to support better the patients in their choices, so reflecting their preferences and their values.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2012
Open Access Date: 18 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/23286
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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