Living in the doldrums: The lived experience of dispiritedness in later life.

Abstract

This phenomenological investigation sought to enhance understanding of the experience of dispiritedness by providing a rich and vivid description of the essential structure of the experience in later life. van Manen's hermeneutic-phenomenological method was used to analyze the transcribed texts of 11 individuals who identified themselves as being in "later… (More)
DOI: 10.3928/19404921-20100601-04

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@article{Butcher2010LivingIT, title={Living in the doldrums: The lived experience of dispiritedness in later life.}, author={Howard Karl Butcher and Meghan L McGonigal-Kenney}, journal={Research in gerontological nursing}, year={2010}, volume={3 3}, pages={148-61} }