Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Aphasia- An Existential Loneliness: A Study of the Loss of the World of Symbols
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
2006 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 1, 38-49 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to analyse the existential consequences of aphasia and the struggle to regain the ability to communicate. Data were collected by means of interviews, published books and diaries from four women and five men, who varied in type of aphasia and time since cerebral lesion. Data were interpreted in accordance with a lifeworld hermeneutic approach. The findings led to six interpretations, which serve as a base for a comprehensive understanding and which indicate that the intentional, non-verbal act when something is recognized as something is not affected by aphasia. Aphasia affects the world of symbols, which is necessary for interaction with others. It is connected, therefore, with feelings of alienation, inferiority and shame in social settings. Losing one’s ability to recognize symbols thus makes it essential to cope with existential loneliness. The outcome, a sense of community or alienation, appears to depend on the quality of interpersonal relations. The results thus demonstrate that interaction and communication are important aspects of professional care giving.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Co-Action Publishing , 2006. Vol. 1, 38-49 p.
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2882Local ID: 2320/7041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-2882DiVA: diva2:870976
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

http://journals.sfu.ca/coaction/index.php/qhw/article/viewFile/4907/5175

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nyström, Maria
By organisation
School of Health Science
In the same journal
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 61 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf