The Resource Speaking of life : horizons of meaning for nursing home residents, Jaber F. Gubrium

Speaking of life : horizons of meaning for nursing home residents, Jaber F. Gubrium

Label
Speaking of life : horizons of meaning for nursing home residents
Title
Speaking of life
Title remainder
horizons of meaning for nursing home residents
Statement of responsibility
Jaber F. Gubrium
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In one of his earlier books, Living and Dying at Murray Manor, the author availed himself of ethnographic techniques to explore the experience of life in a nursing home. This volume extends that exploration to an assessment of the quality of long-term care provided to residents of nursing homes, and of the resulting quality of lives." "Taking a bottom-up rather than a top-down view, Gubrium presents these qualities in the voices of the residents themselves, in collaboration with the interviewer. Because many residents have been "long stayers" in nursing facilities, they are confronted with matters of home, family, life history, dependence, isolation, self-worth, even destiny in ways that would be irrelevant in shorter hospital stays. Such matters present significant narrative contexts far conveying the subjective meaning of the quality assurance that has become a leading goal of health care delivery." "Two key concepts are employed to organize and interpret the narratives: narrative linkages and horizons of meaning. Narrative linkages refer to the experiences, inside or outside the nursing home, that are drawn upon to communicate subjective meaning. A horizon is the pattern of narrative linkages a resident conveys in speaking of life. The approach and narrative material provide conceptual, methodological, and personal lessons. The issues raised by Gubrium's book are informed by a view of residents as biographically active and by the expectation of narrative diversity. He relates thereby a personal encounter with storytellers who offer the listener the broad range of orientations and special circumstances that continue to make meaning even at the very end of life."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gubrium, Jaber F
Index
index present
LC call number
RC954.3
LC item number
.G83 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 B-695
  • WT 30
NLM item number
G921s 1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nursing home care
  • Nursing home patients
  • Long-Term Care
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Nursing Homes
  • Quality of Life
  • Kwaliteit van het bestaan
  • Patiënten
  • Verpleeghuizen
  • Nursing home care
  • Nursing home patients
  • Kwaliteit van het bestaan
  • Verpleeghuizen
  • Patiënten
  • Pflegeheim
  • Heimbewohner
  • Psychologie
  • Interview
Label
Speaking of life : horizons of meaning for nursing home residents, Jaber F. Gubrium
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 197 p.
Isbn
9780202304816
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93028591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28508151
  • (OCoLC)ocm28508151
Label
Speaking of life : horizons of meaning for nursing home residents, Jaber F. Gubrium
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 197 p.
Isbn
9780202304816
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93028591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28508151
  • (OCoLC)ocm28508151

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