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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161734
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A description of loneliness in satisfactory old age
Abstract:
A description of loneliness in satisfactory old age
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Hinck, Susan
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Louis University
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA
Contact Telephone:417.886.4929
The interpretive phenomenological tradition of uncovering meaning in everyday activities was used in this study to explore how oldest-old (85+ years) rural adults interpreted their own life experiences. Seven participants (6 women, all White, mean age 93.7, range 86-98 years) who lived alone were interviewed three times in their homes. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed in an interpretive tradition of paradigm cases, thematic analysis, and exemplars. One identified theme was how loneliness was defined by loss of intimate relationships. A paradigm case is presented as a vivid description of how temporal and historical context was evident in meanings of intimate relationships across the life span of a 93 year-old woman. Findings offer an explanation of how being lonely at times existed in successful old age. A description is given of how this elderly woman adapted to changes in relationships and roles that allowed her to focus on a satisfactory present. Understanding possibilities of the meaning of loneliness to elderly individuals is necessary for nurses to support oldest-old individuals in coping with life changes.
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.titleA description of loneliness in satisfactory old ageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161734-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A description of loneliness in satisfactory old age</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hinck, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Louis University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">417.886.4929</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shspfd@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The interpretive phenomenological tradition of uncovering meaning in everyday activities was used in this study to explore how oldest-old (85+ years) rural adults interpreted their own life experiences. Seven participants (6 women, all White, mean age 93.7, range 86-98 years) who lived alone were interviewed three times in their homes. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed in an interpretive tradition of paradigm cases, thematic analysis, and exemplars. One identified theme was how loneliness was defined by loss of intimate relationships. A paradigm case is presented as a vivid description of how temporal and historical context was evident in meanings of intimate relationships across the life span of a 93 year-old woman. Findings offer an explanation of how being lonely at times existed in successful old age. A description is given of how this elderly woman adapted to changes in relationships and roles that allowed her to focus on a satisfactory present. Understanding possibilities of the meaning of loneliness to elderly individuals is necessary for nurses to support oldest-old individuals in coping with life changes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:26:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:26:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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