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)
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)
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)
  • Sharon Moore
  • Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
  • 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)
BIOGRAPHY: Dr. David S. Goldbloom was born in Montreal and raised in Quebec and Nova Scotia. He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government, at Harvard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a(More)
Early-onset dementia (EOD) occurs before age 65. The current study examined the lived experience from the point of view of four adults younger than 65 with dementia, particularly how they perceive their personhood. Using interpretative phenomenological analysis as the research approach, findings revealed that the EOD experience can be incorporated into six(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)
A qualitative intervention was used to explore how older adults living in a long-term care environment (nursing home) understand hope and experience being participants in a group in which a hope intervention was carried out. A group project in which each session focused intentionally on a hope strategy was carried out with a convenience sample of 10 women(More)