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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147453
Type:
Presentation
Title:
After Mother’s Fall
Abstract:
After Mother’s Fall
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Kline, Priscilla, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Clemson University College of Nursing
Title:Associate Dean
The 20” x 27” watercolor painting expresses the juxtaposition of and tension between the real and the ethereal, symbolizing emotions experienced during the contemplation of a loved one’s possible death. It facilitates a holistic, spiritual reflection on feelings associated with terminality, transition between life and non-life, and the possibility of afterlife. With its accompanying poem, it struggles with the idea of personality diminishment while life dwindles with dementia. In such a circumstance, death, although a distinct border between family or individual facing death, while dementia forms an indistinct, fluctuating border of indeterminate length. The painting is the spontaneous expression of personal experience surrounding y 85 year old mother’s fall which involved decisions with life/death implications, calling upon emotional reserves built during a career of empathic caring. The realistic flowers represent known life, the bud is hope for new life; the mists or seas are the life force flowing in ways we may not fully understand. Together they symbolize recognition of loss, potential death and separation with unpredictable time. The creative process is both a struggle and a healing in itself; it holistically enhances empathy with the life/death crisis. Subsequently sharing this painting and poem with families in hospice, where death is an expected guest, and with sufferers in a dementia support group whose battles with loss are daily and of indeterminate length has directly fostered insight, interaction, mutuality and connectedness far more effectively than just the spoken word.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAfter Mother’s Fallen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147453-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">After Mother&rsquo;s Fall</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kline, Priscilla, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Clemson University College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pkline@innova.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The 20&rdquo; x 27&rdquo; watercolor painting expresses the juxtaposition of and tension between the real and the ethereal, symbolizing emotions experienced during the contemplation of a loved one&rsquo;s possible death. It facilitates a holistic, spiritual reflection on feelings associated with terminality, transition between life and non-life, and the possibility of afterlife. With its accompanying poem, it struggles with the idea of personality diminishment while life dwindles with dementia. In such a circumstance, death, although a distinct border between family or individual facing death, while dementia forms an indistinct, fluctuating border of indeterminate length. The painting is the spontaneous expression of personal experience surrounding y 85 year old mother&rsquo;s fall which involved decisions with life/death implications, calling upon emotional reserves built during a career of empathic caring. The realistic flowers represent known life, the bud is hope for new life; the mists or seas are the life force flowing in ways we may not fully understand. Together they symbolize recognition of loss, potential death and separation with unpredictable time. The creative process is both a struggle and a healing in itself; it holistically enhances empathy with the life/death crisis. Subsequently sharing this painting and poem with families in hospice, where death is an expected guest, and with sufferers in a dementia support group whose battles with loss are daily and of indeterminate length has directly fostered insight, interaction, mutuality and connectedness far more effectively than just the spoken word.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:35Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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