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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166138
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Meaning of life in suicidal older adults
Author(s):
Moore, Sharon
Author Details:
Sharon Moore, PhD, Mount Royal College, Centre for Health Studies, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, email: smoore@mtroyal.ab.ca
Abstract:
Suicide is a tragic and major mental health concern in older adults as evidenced by the fact that their suicide rates (35 per 100,000) are higher than any other age group. Miller (1979) said that old people kill themselves because old age has nothing to offer them. In this presentation, the autor will describe a study in which a hermeneutical phenomenological research method was used to explore meaning in life as experienced by eleven older persons who were suicidal. Three main themes, psychache, nobody cares and powerlessness emerged as characteristic of the current lifeworlds of the study participants. Their narratives contribute to a deepened understanding of what it is like to be old, suicidal and to feel like there is no meaning or purpose for living. Implications for nursing are suggested.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeaning of life in suicidal older adultsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Sharonen_US
dc.author.detailsSharon Moore, PhD, Mount Royal College, Centre for Health Studies, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, email: smoore@mtroyal.ab.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166138-
dc.description.abstractSuicide is a tragic and major mental health concern in older adults as evidenced by the fact that their suicide rates (35 per 100,000) are higher than any other age group. Miller (1979) said that old people kill themselves because old age has nothing to offer them. In this presentation, the autor will describe a study in which a hermeneutical phenomenological research method was used to explore meaning in life as experienced by eleven older persons who were suicidal. Three main themes, psychache, nobody cares and powerlessness emerged as characteristic of the current lifeworlds of the study participants. Their narratives contribute to a deepened understanding of what it is like to be old, suicidal and to feel like there is no meaning or purpose for living. Implications for nursing are suggested.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:40:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:40:59Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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