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  1. Jenkins, Debra J. PhD, RN
  2. Holston, Ezra C. PhD, RN


Driving retirement for older adults represents a daily process that influences geriatric rehabilitation. It defines a highly subjective, emotional process that impacts older adults, their family, and society. Yet, it remains unclear if this process involves a decision or a choice since these terms are often used interchangeably. However, conceptually they are not. This systematic literature review examines the conceptual difference between choice and decision, discusses factors related to choice, and applies a CHOICE Framework (Capabilities of Healthy Older-adults Integrating Cognition and Emotions) within the context of driving retirement. Understanding choice may provide insight about rehabilitative issues related to older adults.