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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Quinn T Lacey

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Quinn T Lacey
LSU Health-New Orleans, United States
Title : Social workers and case managers’ perceptions of factors that influence african americans’ selection of Long-term care for older family members


Background: There is an abundance of evidence within the literature attesting to the burden of informal caregiving upon caregivers providing care to older family members in the home. There is a gap within the literature regarding why African American families overwhelmingly choose this form of caregiving.
Aim: Using social workers and case managers working closely with African Americans families at the time of selection of long-term care solutions, the purpose of this study is to examine their perceptions of factors influencing African Americans’ decisions in choosing long-term care options for older family members.
Method: Qualitative telephone interviews were conducted using semi-structured interview guides. Using Colaizzi’s (1978) phenomenological method of qualitative data analysis the analysis of the telephone transcripts revealed an exhaustive description of the phenomenon.
Results: Many African Americans families mistrust caregivers outside their circle of friends and family. There is a deep sense of tradition within African American families to provide family caregiving for older family members; this may be due to feelings of duty, obligation, or a sense of guilt for not returning caregiving to someone who provided caregiving at some point to them.
Implications: The implications of the study are for equipping nurses and allied health educators with a basic understanding of factors influencing African American families’ choices of long-term care solutions; developing risk profiles, and identifying families requiring education on long-term care solutions for older family members.


Dr. Quinn Terry Lacey began nursing with an associate’s degree from Jackson Memorial Hospital school of Nursing in Miami, Fl in 1994. In 2009, he attained his BSN from Louisiana State University Health Science Center and in 2013 his master’s in nursing education and administration from the same institution. In 2014, he became a nursing faculty member at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, receiving his PhD from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS in 2019. He is currently the Critical Care Course Coordinator for the Undergraduate Nursing Program at LSU Health in New Orleans