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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161668
Type:
Presentation
Title:
How elderly nursing home residents transcend losses of later life
Abstract:
How elderly nursing home residents transcend losses of later life
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Bickerstaff, K.
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska College of Nursing
Title:
Contact Address:301 Bellevue Blvd. S., Bellevue, NE, 68005-2444, USA
Losses of later life can prove to be overwhelming to older adults. Some elderly persons seem to cope with these losses with a spirit of acceptance and serenity. They continue to live with a positive outlook, involved in their own lives and the lives of those around them. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that enable elderly persons to transcend the losses of later life. Qualitative data were obtained in taped, transcribed interviews from one hundred and eighty long-term care residents with a mean age of 80.84 years (range 65-103; S.D. 8.44). All of the subjects were sufficiently physically impaired to require assistance of some type with tasks of daily living. Content analysis resulted in several recurrent themes supporting the spiritual perspective of Reed's emerging middle range Theory of Self-Transcendence. Those themes include family support, God/religion, doing for others, and involvement in activity. This study lends credence to interventions aimed at promoting self-transcendence, including but not limited to life review and fostering meaningful and/or altruistic activity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHow elderly nursing home residents transcend losses of later lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161668-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">How elderly nursing home residents transcend losses of later life</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bickerstaff, K.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">301 Bellevue Blvd. S., Bellevue, NE, 68005-2444, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Losses of later life can prove to be overwhelming to older adults. Some elderly persons seem to cope with these losses with a spirit of acceptance and serenity. They continue to live with a positive outlook, involved in their own lives and the lives of those around them. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that enable elderly persons to transcend the losses of later life. Qualitative data were obtained in taped, transcribed interviews from one hundred and eighty long-term care residents with a mean age of 80.84 years (range 65-103; S.D. 8.44). All of the subjects were sufficiently physically impaired to require assistance of some type with tasks of daily living. Content analysis resulted in several recurrent themes supporting the spiritual perspective of Reed's emerging middle range Theory of Self-Transcendence. Those themes include family support, God/religion, doing for others, and involvement in activity. This study lends credence to interventions aimed at promoting self-transcendence, including but not limited to life review and fostering meaningful and/or altruistic activity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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