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The tune of want in the loneliness melody – loneliness experienced by people with serious mental suffering

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Scand J Caring Sci; 2008; 22; 161–169

The tune of want in the loneliness melody – loneliness experienced by people living alone with serious mental suffering

The prime purpose of this article is to present the results of a study of the significance of loneliness in patients with serious psychiatric disease, who live alone at home. This empirical study lasted about 1 year. Participatory observation, talks with the researcher and conversational qualitative interviews were employed. There were eight informants with serious psychiatric illnesses who lived alone in a large city. Throughout the year, a gradual and deeper understanding of the informants’ loneliness was sought through the interpretation process. Want as a common fate become visible as an ideographical invariance through summative discussions about the right to life. The results have implications for caring and nursing practice.
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Keywords: hermeneutics; living alone; loneliness; schizophrenia

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Caring Science, Åbo Alcademi University, Vasa, Finland

Publication date: 2008-06-01

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