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  1. Facing uncertainty and possible death : the Christian patients'experience.

    Article - En anglais

    This paper presents the hospital experience of a group of coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients.

    A description of the qualitative methodology is given.

    The participants'experience was identified as facing uncertainty and possible death.

    Excerpts from interviews are given.

    The participants coped with the situation by praying or having others pray on their behalf.

    Their uncertainty and possible death was affected by the conditions of :

    • available support ;

    • environment ;

    • credible authority ;

    • information ;

    • belief ;

    • and their psychophysiological status at the time.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Dérivation, Chirurgie, Elément parement, Incertitude, Méthodologie, Religion, Impact environnement, Mort, Aspect culturel, Homme, Australie, Océanie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Bypass, Surgery, Facing element, Uncertainty, Methodology, Religion, Environment impact, Death, Cultural aspect, Human, Australia, Oceania, Cardiovascular disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0456210

    Code Inist : 002B25E. Création : 25/01/1999.