Comparison of the meaning of death for persons with cancer and persons with AIDS at the end of life

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Title:
Comparison of the meaning of death for persons with cancer and persons with AIDS at the end of life
Author:
Ryan, Michael Steven, 1957-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the perceptions of the meaning of death to persons diagnosed with terminal cancer and persons diagnosed with end-stage AIDS. The conceptual orientation for this study was Jean Watson's theory of human care, particularly the holistic individual. This study used a descriptive design for secondary analysis of interview responses from an original study. The analysis explored the personal meaning of death to persons with cancer and persons with AIDS in the last six months of life. Content analysis was the method of data analysis used to address the research questions. Identified categories representing meaning of death to persons with cancer were: Acceptance, Release, Reluctance, and Spiritual Awareness. Categories representing meaning of death for persons with AIDS were: Uncertainty, Acceptance, Anticipatory Loss, Fear, Benefits, and Spiritual Awareness. Comparison revealed the two subsamples shared the categories of Acceptance and Spiritual Awareness.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Social Work.; Health Sciences, Nursing.; Psychology, Clinical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
May, Kathleen M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleComparison of the meaning of death for persons with cancer and persons with AIDS at the end of lifeen_US
dc.creatorRyan, Michael Steven, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Michael Steven, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to describe and compare the perceptions of the meaning of death to persons diagnosed with terminal cancer and persons diagnosed with end-stage AIDS. The conceptual orientation for this study was Jean Watson's theory of human care, particularly the holistic individual. This study used a descriptive design for secondary analysis of interview responses from an original study. The analysis explored the personal meaning of death to persons with cancer and persons with AIDS in the last six months of life. Content analysis was the method of data analysis used to address the research questions. Identified categories representing meaning of death to persons with cancer were: Acceptance, Release, Reluctance, and Spiritual Awareness. Categories representing meaning of death for persons with AIDS were: Uncertainty, Acceptance, Anticipatory Loss, Fear, Benefits, and Spiritual Awareness. Comparison revealed the two subsamples shared the categories of Acceptance and Spiritual Awareness.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSocial Work.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMay, Kathleen M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1385732en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37456684en_US
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