The Dangers of Loneliness: Findings from a Study among Appalachian Elders | Off the Charts

Writing for AJN in 1955, Hildegard Peplau described the complexities of loneliness, observing that “often loneliness is not felt; instead the person has a feeling of unexplained dread, of desperation, or extreme restlessness.”  Fast-forward to 2009: nurse researchers Laurie Theeke and Jennifer Mallow wanted to better understand the health implications of loneliness, and decided to conduct a study.

via The Dangers of Loneliness: Findings from a Study among Appalachian Elders | Off the Charts.

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