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The Lived Experience of Bereaved Caregivers: Caring for Loved Ones at End of Life in Rural Ontario Home Settings

The Lived Experience of Bereaved Caregivers: Caring for Loved Ones at End of Life in Rural Ontario Home Settings

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Title: The Lived Experience of Bereaved Caregivers: Caring for Loved Ones at End of Life in Rural Ontario Home Settings
Author: Amell, Travis
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of bereaved caregivers who cared for their loved ones at end of life in rural Ontario home settings. van Manens hermeneutic phenomenology research method was utilized to guide this study and to gain a rich understanding of the lived experience through participants interviews. This studys sample consisted of eight participants from rural locations in the Eastern and Waterloo-Wellington counties of Ontario, Canada. Five themes were uncovered: (1) Facing a Terminal Prognosis and Deciding to be a Caregiver; (2) Being in it for the Long Haul; (3) Drawing on Sustaining Reservoirs; (4) Haunting Concerns and Comforting Memories; (5) Reflecting on an Invaluable Journey.
Subject: Medicine
Keywords: Palliative
End of life
EOL
Terminal
Rural
Remote
Rural nursing
Caregiver
Caregiving
Rural caregiver
Bereavement
Loss
Death
Phenomenology
Qualitative
Lived experience
Van manen
Nursing
Palliative medicine
Palliative care
Hospice
Rural health care professionals
Caregiver burden
Quality of life
QOL
Visiting nursing
Visit nursing
Home care
Home health
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/33577
Supervisor: Johnston, Nancy E.
Degree: MScN - Master of Science in Nursing
Program: Nursing
Exam date: 2017-04-06
Publish on: 2017-07-27

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