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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147820
Type:
Presentation
Title:
My Mother Has Alzheimers - Glimpses of a Daughter's Journey
Abstract:
My Mother Has Alzheimers - Glimpses of a Daughter's Journey
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Williams, Marjory D., RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Title:Staff RN
This anthology of poems illustrates the author's perspective of the process through which family members cope with dementia. These poems illuminate the depth and breadth of the dimensions of individual and family adaptation to which health care providers must remain sensitive in addressing the needs of families impacted by Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. The poems are the result of the application of poetry therapy as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions commonly implemented for family care. The poems represent the impact of dementia as an ongoing and evolving tragedy. This series of expressions provides a different perspective on the meaning of death and the stages of grief surrounding the loss of a parent to terminal dementia, information that may provide impetus for further study. Additionally, these writings allude to the potential significance and therapeutic power of connectedness to self in the process of coping, healing and recovery. The exercise of capturing therapeutic discoveries and the sense of self-connectedness in written expression provides the opportunity for reflective application beyond the individual person, situation, or time, thus providing a basis for enhancing professional practice through personal growth and insight. This submission embraces the value of diverse approaches to facilitate healing and provides a perspective that may facilitate a more holistic view of the multi-dimensional loss and isolation experienced by family members impacted by similar ongoing tragedies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMy Mother Has Alzheimers - Glimpses of a Daughter's Journeyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147820-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">My Mother Has Alzheimers - Glimpses of a Daughter's Journey</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williams, Marjory D., RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern Arizona VA Health Care System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Staff RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">marjoryw@nursing.arizona.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This anthology of poems illustrates the author's perspective of the process through which family members cope with dementia. These poems illuminate the depth and breadth of the dimensions of individual and family adaptation to which health care providers must remain sensitive in addressing the needs of families impacted by Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. The poems are the result of the application of poetry therapy as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions commonly implemented for family care. The poems represent the impact of dementia as an ongoing and evolving tragedy. This series of expressions provides a different perspective on the meaning of death and the stages of grief surrounding the loss of a parent to terminal dementia, information that may provide impetus for further study. Additionally, these writings allude to the potential significance and therapeutic power of connectedness to self in the process of coping, healing and recovery. The exercise of capturing therapeutic discoveries and the sense of self-connectedness in written expression provides the opportunity for reflective application beyond the individual person, situation, or time, thus providing a basis for enhancing professional practice through personal growth and insight. This submission embraces the value of diverse approaches to facilitate healing and provides a perspective that may facilitate a more holistic view of the multi-dimensional loss and isolation experienced by family members impacted by similar ongoing tragedies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:36:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:36:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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