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Redefining life while forestalling death: living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator after a sudden cardiac death experience.
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PMID:  11918101     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Secondary analysis is a resourceful approach for making further use of existing data sets to answer questions not previously addressed or to expand on content not specifically examined in the original study. Using Heideggerian hermeneutics, the author analyzed transcripts of the stories of individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) from three of her earlier phenomenological studies to obtain a description of the experience of living with an ICD after a sudden cardiac death experience. Three related themes emerged: (a) losing control: technology as lifesaving yet changing everything; (b) getting on with living: regaining control or conditional acceptance; and (c) creating a new vision: transformation or tenuous truce. The constitutive pattern was redefining life while forestalling death.
Suzanne Steffan Dickerson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Qualitative health research     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1049-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Health Res     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-28     Completed Date:  2002-04-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202144     Medline TA:  Qual Health Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-72     Citation Subset:  T    
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living / psychology
Adaptation, Psychological*
Anecdotes as Topic
Attitude to Death
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / prevention & control*
Defibrillators, Implantable* / adverse effects
Life Style
Middle Aged
Self Concept
Survivors / psychology*
United States
Value of Life

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