Sharon Moore

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A qualitative research design using narrative interviews was used to explore how a group of older adults experienced meaning and purpose in their lives. In-depth interviews conducted with 11 older adults ranging in age from 66 to 92 years revealed 6 dimensions through which meaning is experienced and created. Through the sharing of their narrative life(More)
As we move into the 21st century, nurses are facing the challenge of contributing to the health care of a society with an increasing proportion of ageing persons. This group of people become more heterogeneous as they age, bringing with them an extended life history of experiences of wellness and illness. They have been faced with numerous stressors and(More)
The purpose of this hermeneutical phenomenological study was to explore how older adults who were suicidal experienced meaning in their lives. Eleven older persons between the ages of 64 and 92 years were interviewed about their subjective experiences of feeling suicidal. Data were analysed using van Manen's (1990) method of hermeneutical analysis. Three(More)
  • S L Moore
  • 2005
Hope. It is a word that is often used but one which we do not stop to think intentionally about. It may be difficult to define, and frequently many come to know it more by its absence. Nurses espouse the value of hope, but it is a concept that often seems elusive when one is trying to put it into practice. The author suggests that hope is at the heart of(More)
This article discusses a 15 month educational innovation project, the objective of which was to investigate the perceptions of health profession students about their participation in a program-wide virtual community gathering space (Clinical Interest Groups) during their online graduate studies. Participants were students in two graduate programs who joined(More)
A qualitative approach was used in the exploration of meaning in life for long-term care (LTC) residents. This hermeneutic phenomenological study, as described by van Manen, was conducted using semi-structured interviews with 11 LTC residents from a rural region in Atlantic Canada. Four themes emerged as enhancing meaning in life for the residents in this(More)
program provides the foundation for a vision, language, and approach to the care of older persons with increasingly complex physical and cognitive mental health needs and associated behavioural symptoms. This framework works in concert with the Brit-ish Columbia BPSD Algorithm and enhances the capacity of the interdisciplinary team to provide care, services(More)
To make sense of their existence in the face of adversity and chaos or during times of relative calm, human beings seek meaning. Meaning has been identified as a significant factor in health and well-being in later years. Engaging in an intensive literature search about meaning in later life constituted the beginning step for a qualitative research study.(More)
The purpose of this hermeneutic photography study was to explore how older adults lived hope in their day-to-day lives. A purposive sample of 12 older adults 65 and older was asked to photograph how they experienced and lived hope in their everyday lives. Participants were asked to select four to five photographs that best reflected their "lived hope," and(More)
Society is collectively having to examine questions it has never had to face before and nurses are frequently confronted with the difficult issue of whether suicide can or should be a rational choice for older adults. They may be faced with the question of whether an older person should ever be restrained from suicide. Arguments for and against rational(More)