Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14279/11872
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dc.contributor.authorAristidou, Maria-
dc.contributor.authorVouzavali, Fotini-
dc.contributor.authorKaranikola, Maria-
dc.contributor.authorLambrinou, Ekaterini-
dc.contributor.authorPapathanassoglou, Elizabeth-
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-11T04:18:07Z-
dc.date.available2018-07-11T04:18:07Z-
dc.date.issued2018-05-01-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2018, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. E10-E20en_US
dc.identifier.issn1550-5049-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Although out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors' physiological outcomes have been addressed, less is known on the holistic needs of individuals after OHCA, which hinders our ability to prioritize care around what really matters to survivors. Aim: The aim of this study was to interpretatively synthesize qualitative findings on OHCA survivors' perceptions and meanings of life and death and existential issues. Methods: We used a meta-ethnographic synthesis of published qualitative studies addressing the experiences of OHCA survivors based on a systematic literature search (CINAHL, PsycINFO, Scopus, PubMed). Studies were selected based on predefined inclusion/exclusion criteria. The identified studies were subjected to a quality appraisal based on the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme. Results: Based on eligibility criteria, 6 phenomenological studies were included, of overall medium to high quality. One core theme, "the reality of death," and 4 main themes were identified: "redefining existence"; "revaluing death"; "being familiar with, yet oblivious of death"; and "living consciously." Emerging from the realization of death, the themes appeared to describe a gradual progression toward living consciously. Conclusions: An existential trajectory and a need for meaning are central in the experience of OHCA survivors. When existential issues are not addressed, the ongoing suffering may interfere with survivors' recovery and quality of life. Future research needs to address specific needs and ways to support survivors' meaning-making.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Cardiovascular Nursingen_US
dc.rights© Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectDeathen_US
dc.subjectExistential sufferingen_US
dc.subjectMeta-ethnographyen_US
dc.subjectOut-of-hospital cardiac arresten_US
dc.subjectSystematic reviewen_US
dc.titleA meta-ethnography of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors' meanings on life and deathen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.collaborationEuropean University Cyprusen_US
dc.collaborationUniversity of West Atticaen_US
dc.collaborationUniversity of Albertaen_US
dc.subject.categoryClinical Medicineen_US
dc.journalsSubscriptionen_US
dc.countryCyprusen_US
dc.countryGreeceen_US
dc.countryCanadaen_US
dc.subject.fieldMedical and Health Sciencesen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/JCN.0000000000000467en_US
dc.relation.issue3en_US
dc.relation.volume33en_US
cut.common.academicyear2017-2018en_US
dc.identifier.spageE10en_US
dc.identifier.epageE20en_US
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crisitem.journal.journalissn1550-5049-
crisitem.journal.publisherKluwer-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Nursing-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Nursing-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Nursing-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-2708-1851-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-2601-8861-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-7439-1492-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
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