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Subject/Keyword
Francophone
Alberta
Interpretive description
Healthy aging
Older adult
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Esso, Christelle M.-C.
Supervisor and department
Dr.Parke, Belinda (Nursing)
Dr.Low, Gail (Nursing)
Examining committee member and department
Dr.Northcott, Herbert (Sociology)
Dr.Paul, Pauline (Nursing)
Dr.Ross, Carolyn (Nursing)
Dr.Molzahn, Anita (Nursing)
Department
Faculty of Nursing
Specialization

Date accepted
2013-07-09T14:12:00Z
Graduation date
2013-11
Degree
Master of Nursing
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Although many policy frameworks, research definitions and programs on Healthy Aging are available in Canada and abroad, little is known about older adults’ perspectives on this topic. Given the steady increase of the numbers of older Canadians, as well as the diversity of their cultural background in Alberta, the present study introduces the healthy aging perspectives of eight older Francophones of French Canadian descent living in Edmonton, Alberta, using Interpretive Description as a qualitative methodology. Three central themes of healthy aging were identified from participants’ interview data: protecting health, maintaining dignity, and preserving identity to achieve healthy aging. Study findings were further re-interpreted in the light of available research and suggestions were made to inform current healthy aging practice interventions, research programs, and policies put in place to possibly enhance healthy aging for all Francophone and non-Francophone communities in and outside Edmonton, Alberta.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3R785X66
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