Problem

Aversion to institutionalized care

Other Names:
Distrust of nursing homes
Prejudice against health care institutions
Incidence:
A 1997 survey of over 3,000 patients at 5 American hospitals reported that 30% of them would rather die than live permanently in a nursing home.

The decision to place a person in a nursing home often lies not with the patient but with the insurance coverage. Many insurance plans will pay for nursing home care but not for professional care at home.

Broader Problems:
Dehumanization of health care
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
24.08.1999 – 00:00 CEST