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dc.contributor.advisorReed, Pamela G.
dc.contributor.advisorMcGaffic, Cheryl M.
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Susan Rouleau
dc.creatorEgan, Susan Rouleau
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-25T18:20:18Z
dc.date.available2018-04-25T18:20:18Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627435
dc.description.abstractRogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings offers a view of people and their world as an integral whole evolving or changing together via a continuous, mutual process. Facing one's mortality is a universal issue that older adults must integrate into their life view. The relationship of patterns of personal meaning of death to well-being, spiritual perspective and perception of health was the focus of this research. Using secondary data analysis, low and high scores were obtained on instruments measuring well-being, spiritual perspective and perception of health. Content analysis was used for personal meaning of death paragraphs. A Matrix Analysis was used to examine the relationships among these variables. Using a death awareness field pattern coding manual, manifestations were identified and coded. Four manifestations were identified in the death narratives from the sample of 35 aging adults (60 years or older), namely Pandimensional Awareness, Motion, Diversity and Rhythm. Findings revealed a high level of spiritual perspective in this group of older adults. Findings also revealed that low scores of well-being and low perception of health scores resulted in more frequent field pattern manifestations of Greater Diversity, Seems Continuous Motion, Seems Continuous Rhythm, and Visionary personal meanings of death.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_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.subjectAttitude to Death.en_US
dc.subjectSpiritualism.en_US
dc.subjectQuality of Life.en_US
dc.subjectAged.en_US
dc.titleThe relationship of meaning of death field patterns to well-being, spiritual perspective and perception of health in healthy older adultsen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc37220413
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitized from a paper copy provided by the Arizona Health Sciences Library.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b56819729
dc.identifier.callnumberW4A 1996 E28R
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-25T18:20:19Z


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