Guilt and shame - a semantic concept analysis of two concepts related to palliative care.
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Scand J Caring Sci; 2012 Guilt and shame - a semantic concept analysis of two concepts related to palliative care Background:â€‚ The theoretical viewpoint of the study was based on the fundamental motive in caring science, the suffering person and his/her health and life situation, which according to the philosophy of palliative care also includes the next of kin. The latter often wish to participate in the care of their loved ones and it is thus important for them to be able to make decisions that can generate a meaningful participation. Unfulfilled obligations or wrong decisions, concerning their dying relative, can result in experiences of guilt and shame in relation to the care of the loved one. A semantic concept analysis can provide a deeper understanding of these concepts and create a deeper insight into what the concepts mean for the individual. Aim:â€‚ The aim of the study was to elucidate the meaning of and the distinction between the concepts of guilt and shame. Methods:â€‚ Semantic concept analysis based on Koort and Eriksson. Findings:â€‚ The findings show that guilt and shame are two separate concepts. Guilt contains meaning dimensions of being the cause of and sin. Shame contains meaning dimensions of something that gives rise to shame and ability to experience shame. The synonyms for each concept do not overlap each other. Conclusion:â€‚ The semantic analysis creates an understanding of the concepts ontologically and provides a basis for theoretical, contextual and clinical understanding and development.
Nursing Program, Department of Caring Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Gotland University College, Visby, Sweden Linneus University, VÃ¤xjÃ¶, Sweden Haraldsplass University College, Bergen, Norway Department of Nursing, GjÃ¸vik University
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Name: Scandinavian journal of caring sciences
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22536856
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.00992.x
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