Enduring as Lived Experience: Exploring the Essence of Spiritual Resilience for Women in Late Life

@article{Manning2012EnduringAL,
  title={Enduring as Lived Experience: Exploring the Essence of Spiritual Resilience for Women in Late Life},
  author={Lydia K. Manning},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={53},
  pages={352-362}
}
The purpose of this study was to explore spirituality and its relationship to resilience for women in late life. Over thirty interviews with six women aged 80 and older provide a dataset allowing for the phenomenological investigation of spiritual resilience. Themes emerged illustrating the components of spiritual resilience. The components of spiritual resilience are having divine support, maintaining purpose, and expressing gratitude. These factors are essential to the women’s resilience and… CONTINUE READING