"Hoping to see the future I prefer": an element of life-world for older women living alone.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We interact with Dorcy's earlier work in Advances in Nursing Science on hope, noting that scholars have emphasized hope in suffering rather than exploring hoping in everyday life. We did a secondary analysis of 4 descriptive phenomenological studies with older women (N = 81, aged 75-98). Findings included a 4-level taxonomy of life-world. Four future-related subelements (such as, having a future I cannot see, down the road) intersected with the element hoping to see the future I prefer. Five of its subelements were common across the sample, including hoping that I do not get to that point. Findings have implications for expanding scholarship pertaining to hoping.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Porter, EJ; Oyesanya, TO; Johnson, KA

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 26 - 41

PubMed ID

  • 23370498

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5014

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-9268

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ans.0b013e31828077a0


  • eng