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Living as an oldest old in Rio de Janerio: The lived experience told
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1588-135X
2007 (English)In: Nursing Science Quarterly, ISSN 0894-3184, Vol. 20, no 4, 376-382 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This phenomenological-hermeneutic study was an inquiry into the lived experience of 16 very old persons who were living in their own homes. The nursing perspective was Gadow's existential advocacy for nursing practice. The study findings led to the essence of the phenomenon: pragmatic transition to old age, within a restricted 14 future. Heideggerian concepts were applied and the findings were discussed in relation to the guiding theoretical perspective and related literature. Understanding the meaning of being a very old person is fundamental to developing nursing interventions to help people remain independent, with a sense of self-determination, for as long as possible.

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2007. Vol. 20, no 4, 376-382 p.
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hermeneutic phenomenology, living at home, oldest old
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45932DOI: 10.1177/0894318407306542OAI: diva2:266828
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2013-09-12

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