Three nursing home residents speak about meaning at the end of life
2008 (English)In: Nursing Ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, E-ISSN 1477-0989, Vol. 15, no 1, 97-109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2008. Vol. 15, no 1, 97-109 p.
Dying, End of life, Meaning, Older people, Palliative care
National CategoryMedical Ethics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47222DOI: 10.1177/0969733007083938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47222DiVA: diva2:268118