Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRawlings, Deb
dc.contributor.authorTieman, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorSanderson, Christine Ruth
dc.contributor.authorParker, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorMiller-Lewis, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-05T04:56:52Z
dc.date.available2017-09-05T04:56:52Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-29
dc.identifier.citationA pilot-testing study of multicultural lifestyle change questionnaire in Ottawa and Research, 7, (11), 22717-22720.en
dc.identifier.issn1357-6321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/37452
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in International Journal of Palliative Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.7.324.en
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on death and dying was conducted to open the dialogue around death and dying. In one activity, participants were asked to engage with language and to think of alternative words (or euphemisms) that are used to describe death. AIM: To reflect from a nursing perspective how language enables and sometimes disguises important messages and conversations. METHODS: Four hundred and seventy one participants provided 3053 euphemisms. FINDINGS: Euphemisms were varied, with many providing commentary on their purpose and use. DISCUSSION: As a society we have become quite creative in the use of euphemisms, but need to be mindful of misunderstandings and misinterpretations which can cause embarrassment and distress in clinical situations. CONCLUSION: This paper describes some of the euphemisms that were provided, examining why they are used and how their use can be easily misconstrued in daily life and in clinical practice.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMA Healthcareen
dc.rightscopyright © MA Healthcareen
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectDeath
dc.subjectEuphemisms
dc.titleNever say die: death euphemisms, misunderstandings and their implications for practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.7.324en
dc.rights.holderMA Healthcareen
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupTieman, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2611-1900en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupRawlings, Deb: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8998-9403en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupMiller-Lewis, Lauren: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6013-130Xen_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupSanderson, Christine Ruth: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5423-5778


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record