The dignity of older people in long-term care service: perspectives from Taiwan
The concept of dignity is used frequently in documents related to long-term care in modern society, especially as a goal of long-term care policy. However, the concept is still ambiguous about its meaning, and the issues about violating older people’s dignity in long-term care services keep happening in societies.
Moreover, most of the research about dignity is focused on residential care, although most older people live and receive long-term care service in communities. Therefore, this study attempts to explore the interpretation of the dignity of Taiwanese older people and their experiences about improving dignity through long-term care services.