A model of consolation.

  title={A model of consolation.},
  author={Anna Norberg and M Bergsten and Berit M Lundman},
  journal={Nursing ethics},
  volume={8 6},
Consolation is needed when a human being suffers (i.e. feels alienated from him- or herself, from other people, from the world or from his or her ultimate source of meaning). The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of consolation. Tape-recorded narrative interviews were carried out with 18 professionals from various spheres. The transcribed interviews were interpreted hermeneutically. A model of consolation is outlined in a drawing. It states that the mediator and the receiver of… CONTINUE READING

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