Living as an oldest old in Rio de Janerio: The lived experience told
2007 (English)In: Nursing Science Quarterly, ISSN 0894-3184, Vol. 20, no 4, 376-382 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 20, no 4, 376-382 p.
hermeneutic phenomenology, living at home, oldest old
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45932DOI: 10.1177/0894318407306542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-45932DiVA: diva2:266828