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dc.contributor.authorHession, Natalie
dc.contributor.authorElmer, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorO'Kane, Aifric
dc.contributor.authorCotter, Pádraig
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-10T14:40:08Z
dc.date.available2019-10-10T14:40:08Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationCotter, Pádraig et al. Being “Mindful” of Dignity in Dying: Developing Awareness, Fostering a Psychological Understanding, and Supporting Dignified Endings-To-Life. International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 14, sep. 2019.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1708-1696
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/626873
dc.description.abstractExperiencing a sense of dignity when nearing end-of-life has been shown to be very important. There are many things that hospice and palliative nurses can do to support dignified endings-to-life. This paper explores the different aspects of this process from both the perspective of the person dying and in particular the individual in the caring role. Consideration is given to the different components of experiencing dignity in dying, especially those aspects that nursing staff can influence most. The importance of a sense of dignity to people who are dying is explored using two psychological models that provide an intrapersonal and transpersonal perspective. These include the Abandonment of Self Model and the Surface-Depth Model respectively. The types of obstacles to nursing staff providing this type of care and support are reflected upon, with particular emphasis placed on the practitioner’s own personal fears and anxieties and how these may manifest within the patient-nurse relationship. The final section explores the use of mindfulness practises as a way of interacting more fully with people diagnosed with terminal illnesses to support their experience of a dignified ending-to-life. This process is termed “mindful engagement”.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIJEPPen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://journal.existentialpsychology.org/index.php/ExPsy/article/view/242en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectDeathen_US
dc.subjectDyingen_US
dc.subjectDiginityen_US
dc.subjectmindfulnessen_US
dc.subjectmindful engagementen_US
dc.titleBeing “Mindful” of Dignity in Dying: Developing Awareness, Fostering a Psychological Understanding, and Supporting Dignified Endings-To-Lifeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsycho-Oncology Department, St. Luke's Radiation Oncology Networken_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Existential Positive Psychologyen_US
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen_US
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren_US
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-10T14:40:09Z


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