This qualitative study was undertaken to explore the relevance and meaning of the experience of hope for survivors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Depth interviews were conducted with eight survivors (n = 8) of AMI at four weeks following discharge from hospital. Analysis of transcribed interviews revealed three distinct narrative themes. These were holding on to human connectedness, finding and harnessing the 'will' to live, and, having faith in the primacy of a higher power. Study findings are discussed in relation to the literature. Findings of the study assist in building knowledge and understanding of the complex phenomenon of hope. Implications for nursing practice and research are drawn from study findings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing