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Affirming the connection : comparative findings on communication issues from hospice patients and hematology survivors

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Pamela Mcgrath
The following discussion presents comparative findings from hospice patients and hematology survivors on the topic of talking about dying to significant others within their network of family and friends. The insights have been gathered from an Australian research program that is exploring the notion of spirituality in relation to serious illness. The findings document the participants’ awareness, acceptance, and fear of dying. It documents the difficulty associated with talking about dying, which creates voids in relationships and deprives seriously ill individuals of their sense of normality, at a time when they have a strong need to talk and share experiences. Six specific blocks to communication are explored, along with as emphasis on the importance of communicating with others who have a similar life experience.
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Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

28

Issue

9

Start Page

829

End Page

848

Number of Pages

20

eISSN

1091-7683

ISSN

0748-1187

Location

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Inc.

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Death studies.

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