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    • "Trapped in an Empty Waiting Room" - The Existential Human Core of Loneliness in Old Age: A Meta-Synthesis 

      Kitzmüller, Gabriele; Clancy, Anne; Vaismoradi, Mojtaba; Wegener, Charlotte; Bondas, Terese (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-13)
      Loneliness in old age has a negative influence on quality of life, health and survival. To understand the phenomenon of loneliness in old age, the voices of lonely older adults should be heard. Therefore, the purpose of this meta-synthesis was to synthesize scientific studies of older adults’ experiences of loneliness. Eleven qualitative articles that met the inclusion criteria were analyzed and ...