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A Study on the Subjectivity of the Elderly who Live Alone Caregivers in Perception of Lonely Death
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
  • Volume 24, Issue 6,  2012, pp.647-658
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Adult Nursing
  • DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2012.24.6.647
 Title & Authors
A Study on the Subjectivity of the Elderly who Live Alone Caregivers in Perception of Lonely Death
Kwon, Mi Hyoung; Kwon, Young Eun;
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Purpose: This study was to analyzed the types of subjectivity that elderly who live alone caregivers have about the lonely death. Methods: This study objectified the subjective area by applying the Q methodology. It studied 24 caregivers in H region, who responded to 34 Q sample statements. The method of forced distribution was practiced regarding the results on a 9 points Q sample distribution chart. The collected data was analyzed using PC QUANL program. Results: The caregivers` perception of lonely death has been classified into four types: Type 1 (`type of fate-receptive invitation of lonely death`), Type 2 (`type of afterlife-expectantly invitation of lonely death`), Type 3 (`type of death preparation invitation of lonely death`), and type 4 (`type of rejection of lonely death due to attachment with life`). Conclusion: The present study attempts to provide basic resources for the development of nursing-intervention program to solve the problems with lonely death by grasping and understanding the types of the caregivers` perception of lonely death through which it also aims to yield information necessary to improve the quality of life in their remaining years.
Lonely death;Elderly who live alone;Caregivers;Q methodology;
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