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Three nursing home residents speak about meaning at the end of life
Örebro University, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Ersta Sköndal College and Ersta Hospital, Stockholm and Örebro University, Sweden.
2008 (English)In: Nursing Ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, E-ISSN 1477-0989, Vol. 15, no 1, 97-109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article provides a deeper understanding of how meaning can be created in everyday life at a nursing home. It is based on a primary study concerning dignity involving 12 older people living in two nursing homes in Sweden. A secondary analysis was carried out on data obtained from three of the primary participants interviewed over a period of time (18-24 months), with a total of 12 interviews carried out using an inductive hermeneutic approach. The study reveals that sources of meaning were created by having a sense of: physical capability, cognitive capability, being needed, and belonging. Meaning was created through inner dialogue, communication and relationships with others. A second finding is that the experience of meaning can sometimes be hard to realize. © 2008 SAGE Publications.

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Sage Publications, 2008. Vol. 15, no 1, 97-109 p.
Keyword [en]
Dying, End of life, Meaning, Older people, Palliative care
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Medical Ethics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47222DOI: 10.1177/0969733007083938OAI: diva2:268118
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2013-04-25

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