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End of living: maintaining a lifeworld during terminal illness

End of living: maintaining a lifeworld during terminal illness,10.1080/08870440802320463,Psychology & Health,Judith Wrubel,Michael Acree,Steffanie Goo

End of living: maintaining a lifeworld during terminal illness   (Citations: 1)
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The narrative responses of 32 people with AIDS or cancer with survival prognoses of 6 months to a year to monthly interview questions about their daily lives were analysed with a team-based qualitative methodology. Two groups emerged: (a) a Maintained Lifeworld Group characterised by one or more of the following: continued engagement with family, friends, and community; the ability to relinquish untenable goals and substitute new, realistic ones; engagement in spirituality and a spiritual practice; and, (b) a Lifeworld Interrupted Group characterised by one or more of the following: relocation just before or during the study, cognitive impairment, commitment to untenable goals, ongoing substance abuse. Understanding how people with a terminal illness can maintain a lifeworld and experience well-being while also managing the physical challenges of their illness could help inform the support offered by professional and family caregivers to improve care recipients’ quality of life.
Journal: Psychology & Health - PSYCHOL HEALTH , vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1229-1243, 2009
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