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Spirituality and religiosity for the transcendence of the elderly being.
Rev Bras Enferm ; 72(suppl 2): 259-265, 2019 Nov.
Artículo en Inglés, Español | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31826219
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

to understand the life experiences that favor transcendence of the elderly being.

METHOD:

a qualitative phenomenological hermeneutic study, in two groups of elderly coexistence. The selection of participants was by intentional sampling 11 elderly, achieving theoretical saturation. Data collection was carried out through a phenomenological interview with a detonating question. Ethical principles of the General Health Law in health research were fulfilled. Analysis with Heideggerian hermeneutic circle was performed.

RESULTS:

unity of meaning on the consciousness of a higher power for transcendence is highlighted, where spirituality and religiosity are resources of the elderly for strength, feel protected, overcome difficult situations and reach fullness; both favor the understanding of their historicity by manifesting enlightenment. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS transcendence of the elderly being is favored with spirituality and the experiences of their daily life are imbued with a spiritual and religious relationship that give meaning to their existence.

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Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Base de datos: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglés / Español Revista: Rev Bras Enferm Año: 2019 Tipo del documento: Artículo