Moore, Andrew, Carter, Bernie, Hunt, Anne and Sheikh, Kay (2013) ‘I am closer to this place’ – Space, place and notions of home in lived experiences of hospice day care. Health & Place, 19 (-). pp. 151-158. ISSN 13538292 (In Press)
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In the United Kingdom hospice day care services are the fastest growing yet least researched of the palliative care services. Using photo-elicitation interviews with 11 day care patients attending a specialist hospice day care setting we explored their experiences of the hospice as a place and how these changed over time.
Informed by concepts from existential and humanistic geography we propose three existential modes of being – Drifting, Sheltering and Venturing - which characterize the patients’ lived experiences of the hospice. Our phenomenological analysis shows that the hospice is (re)constructed purposefully to achieve a sense of ‘home’ and ‘homelikeness’, creating an important therapeutic landscape for patients.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||UK; Space/place; Hospice; Home; Homelikeness; Therapeutic landscapes|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
R Medicine > RT Nursing
|Schools:||College of Health and Wellbeing > School of Health|
|Deposited By:||Carmit Erez|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2012 16:29|
|Last Modified:||26 Feb 2013 16:13|
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