Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Debra Jackson Editors: Carol Haigh and Graeme D Smith

Impact Factor: 1.316

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 21/104 (Nursing (Social Science)); 25/106 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1365-2702

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Editor's Choice - April

Editor's Choice

Meaning-in-life in nursing-home patients: a correlate with physical and emotional symptoms
Gørill Haugan

As one who will be forming part of the next generation of older people in society, the well-being of this group, especially those in care facilities is of great interest to me. Too often television picture of dispirited and distressed older people slumped in chairs are used to illustrate yet another story of abuse in the care system, which makes Haugans’ paper so timely. By exploring the complex notion of ‘meaning in life’, that is setting and achieving aims, understanding the nature of one’s life and celebrating its significance or purpose and using a sophisticated statistical technique to explore the inter-relational play between this and physical, emotional, functional and social well-being Haugans has highlighted the importance between the two. Haugan’s work emphasises the importance of strong and deeper nurse/patient interactions in facilitating social and emotional well-being. This paper will be of interest to any nurse who is keen to improve the lives of care home residents.

Carol Haigh

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