Life Review of Warren H. Case Study

Life Review of Warren H.
A life review demonstration that explains its value in geriatric medicine. Included is a deeply personal interview with an older man, Warren H.
# 119581 | 5,439 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on May 10, 2010 in Psychology (Case Studies) , Aging (General)

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This paper explains and defines life review, providing a vivid example with the interview of Warren H., a 72-year-old widower. The interviewer asks Warren both common and intensely personal questions about his life, and Warren's answers are entertaining and often touching. The paper concludes with a summary about the usefulness of life reviews, noting that stimulation of life memories helps older adults to work through their losses and maintain self-esteem.


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"With regard to Erikson's central task of integrity versus despair, it seems that Warren has resolved this conflict throughout his life. Indicators of a positive resolution of this task include "acceptance of worth and uniqueness of one's own life" and "acceptance of death" (Berman, Snyder, Kozier & Erb, 2008, p. 353). Warren seems to accept the fact that his second wife, Mary, has passed away. He may not be happy about it; however, he shows healthy ways of dealing with his loneliness in his relationship with Mary Helen. This is evidenced by him talking about Mary's death being one of the worst things he's experienced as an adult. The reason his life is better now is due to his relationship with Mary Helen and having his children around."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berman, A., Snyder, S., Kozier, B., & Erb, G. 2008. Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Stanley, M., Blair, K., & Beare, P. 2005. Gerontological Nursing: Promoting Successful \Aging with Older Adults. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

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