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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148254
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Gift
Abstract:
The Gift
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Lynd, Mary Hysell, BSN, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State Univeristy--Miami Valley
Title:associate professor
The “Gift” is a poem inspired by the participants in a phenomenological study entitled “Dying at Home: A Lived Experience of Elderly Male Hospice Clients”. The author dwelled with ten elderly male hospice clients who had been diagnosed with less than six months to live. Many researchers have studied death and dying, but few have asked clients to vividly describe this experience in their own words. The participants of the study spoke of what was important to them, who was important to them, and how this lived experience had facilitated their transcendence. Each participant offered a personal story. A major component of the story was “The Gift” from others—family, friends, hospice care professionals. As the participants eloquently spoke of the gift bestowed upon them, they also confessed of the inability to share their thoughts and feelings about ‘the gift’. The researcher wrote the poem, “The Gift”, to share with the givers of this gift the words dying clients could not communicate to them. The author dedicates this poem to all hospice clients, their families and friends, and the hospice nurses who provide their care. It is my goal that it will provide them with a new insight of the valued concerns of their predecessors so that the final path of dying clients will be paved with warmth, kindness, acceptance, and a remembrance of ‘the unselfish gift of self’.
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.titleThe Giften_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148254-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Gift</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lynd, Mary Hysell, BSN, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright State Univeristy--Miami Valley</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">associate professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maryofou2@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The &ldquo;Gift&rdquo; is a poem inspired by the participants in a phenomenological study entitled &ldquo;Dying at Home: A Lived Experience of Elderly Male Hospice Clients&rdquo;. The author dwelled with ten elderly male hospice clients who had been diagnosed with less than six months to live. Many researchers have studied death and dying, but few have asked clients to vividly describe this experience in their own words. The participants of the study spoke of what was important to them, who was important to them, and how this lived experience had facilitated their transcendence. Each participant offered a personal story. A major component of the story was &ldquo;The Gift&rdquo; from others&mdash;family, friends, hospice care professionals. As the participants eloquently spoke of the gift bestowed upon them, they also confessed of the inability to share their thoughts and feelings about &lsquo;the gift&rsquo;. The researcher wrote the poem, &ldquo;The Gift&rdquo;, to share with the givers of this gift the words dying clients could not communicate to them. The author dedicates this poem to all hospice clients, their families and friends, and the hospice nurses who provide their care. It is my goal that it will provide them with a new insight of the valued concerns of their predecessors so that the final path of dying clients will be paved with warmth, kindness, acceptance, and a remembrance of &lsquo;the unselfish gift of self&rsquo;.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:42:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:42:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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