Friday, October 19, 2012

"Like a flowing river"


I think that once you start feeling some of these aging ailments, I think they compound it, because then you realize that you are not able to do some of the things you like to do, like walking in the mall, for instance (Line 154-158 of 1st interview).

The story of Alice. Using the metaphor of a flowing river, Alice symbolizes her daily journey of life in this way: She feels that the flowing river, while constantly changing its course, can be treacherous, at times. But it also can easily carry her off, away from the regularities of her life in general. The reason for feeling this way is the relationship that she makes to the concept of “staying afloat” throughout life’s changes. She confidently states that she is surviving and even in the second interview she reiterated that although the river is still treacherous, it is not as dangerous as she felt it was when talking about it in the first interview.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Read this book...Introductory GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING

I have finished reading this excellent text book which I highly recommend for all nursing students who are interested in the geriatric population.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"God help me!"

"If only I can experience the unity among my children that will be my great joy." voiced by an elderly woman.
This must be very upsetting for her because she did her very best to raise up her children, unfortunately her children were not in harmony among themselve.