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Feeling fear: a humanbecoming study of older adults.
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PMID:  19858514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study is to enhance understanding of the lived experience of feeling fear. Parse's phenomenological-hermeneutic method was used to answer the research question: What is the structure of the lived experience of feeling fear? Ten older adults living in or near New York City participated in the study. Data were collected through dialogical engagement and analyzed through the extraction-synthesis processes. Core concepts were identified and discussed. The structure, feeling fear is haunting possibilities with cautious perseverance arising with reassuring affiliations amid defiance, is the central finding of this study. This finding was connected to the humanbecoming theory and extant literature, contributing to nursing knowledge, expanding the theory, and enhancing of understanding about feeling fear with older adults.
Steven L Baumann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing science quarterly     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0894-3184     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Sci Q     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-27     Completed Date:  2009-12-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805022     Medline TA:  Nurs Sci Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-54     Citation Subset:  N    
Hunter College of the City University of New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Aged, 80 and over
Fear / psychology*
New York City
Quality of Life / psychology*

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