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dc.contributor.authorMilne, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T12:30:40Z
dc.date.available2017-05-11T12:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-24T05:22:12Z
dc.identifier.issn1748-3735en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1748-3743.2009.00185.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30603
dc.description.abstractBackground. Hope plays an integral role in health and illness and may assist individuals to cope in difficult and adverse circumstances, for instance when living with an illness such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which can demand continuous adaptation. Aim. This paper reports the meaning of hope in people living with COPD as described by seven participants involved in a home-based pulmonary maintenance program. Methods. Using an interpretive phenomenological approach a purposive sample of seven participants were interviewed to understand participants' experiences of the phenomena of hope. An interpretative description is provided. Results. Thematic analysis revealed a number of themes, including that hope persists despite chronic illness and the unpredictable dilemmas of living with COPD. Many benefits were found to be gained from involvement in a home-based pulmonary maintenance program, including increasing exercise capacity, hope and wellbeing. Conclusion. Despite the limitations imposed by living with COPD participants revealed a determination to live as normal a life as possible. The pulmonary maintenance program was pivotal in assisting participants to improve exercise capacity, hope and wellbeing. Nurses may have a role to play in helping people with COPD maintain or regain hope.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118500962/homeen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom299en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto306en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Older People Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111004en_US
dc.titleHope: a construct central to living with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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