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Older widows' experience of living alone at home.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8200675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Older widows' experience of living alone is described in this research. Based on Husserl's (1913/1962) philosophy, a phenomenological method was used. Prior to data-gathering, knowledge pertaining to older widows' experience was bracketed. During semi-structured, tape-recorded conversations, seven older widows described how they lived at home alone. From data pertaining to their actions, intentions and perceptions, four phenomena of the lived experience were developed: (a) making aloneness acceptable; (b) going my own way; (c) reducing my risks; and (d) sustaining myself.
E J Porter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Image--the journal of nursing scholarship     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0743-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Image J Nurs Sch     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-01     Completed Date:  1994-07-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8400753     Medline TA:  Image J Nurs Sch     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-24     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological*
Aged, 80 and over
Nursing Methodology Research
Problem Solving
Sampling Studies
Social Isolation*
Widowhood / psychology*
Grant Support

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