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Life experiences that favor the plenitude and transcendence of the elderly being: a phenomenological-hermeneutical study.
Rev Esc Enferm USP ; 53: e03476, 2019 Jul 29.
Artículo en Inglés, Español | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365724
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

To understand the life experiences that favor the plenitude and transcendence of the elderly being.

METHOD:

Qualitative study of hermeneutical phenomenological approach. It was conducted from January 2014 to March 2017 in two social groups for seniors. Selection of participants was by intentional sampling with information saturation.Characteristics of participants: men or women aged 60 years and over. Data collection through a phenomenological interview. Study in compliance with the General Law of Health, Subject of Health Research and the Declaration of Helsinki. Analysis through the Heidegger's hermeneutic circle: Pre-understanding, understanding and interpretation.

RESULTS:

Units of meaning arose. Ontologically, seniors are revealed in their historicity and temporality, emphasize fear and anguish in their daily life, and fall into a feeling of nothing with the need to be authentic that is achieved through care. This understanding of the being is transcendence, and its manifestation is enlightenment.

CONCLUSION:

Transcendence is favored by care in the life cycle. Nursing as a science of care can promote actions that facilitate the reach of the encounter of seniors at different stages of their lives.
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Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Base de datos: MEDLINE Asunto principal: Envejecimiento / Envejecimiento Saludable / Acontecimientos que Cambian la Vida Límite: Anciano / Femenino / Humanos / Masculino / Media edad Idioma: Inglés / Español Revista: Rev Esc Enferm USP Año: 2019 Tipo del documento: Artículo País de afiliación: México