Date of Graduation
School of Nursing
Mary Jane Smith.
Natural disasters including flood affect thousands of people all over the world each year. As a direct result, millions of dollars in widespread damage occur in the regions directly impacted by such disasters. Analyzing stories from those who have suffered catastrophic loss from flood may offer a means to better understand what is important to the survivor from their perspective and may assist in the recovery process. The purpose of this research was to examine the lived experience of those who have experienced catastrophic loss from flood. The importance of this research and its impact on nursing knowledge development, research, and practice are discussed. A review of the literature, substantiation of the theoretical underpinnings for this study, and data collection and analyses are explained. Fourteen themes were identified that represent the structure of meaning of the lived experience of a flood event where catastrophic loss had occurred.
Rateau, Margaret R., "The lived experience: Stories from those who have encountered catastrophic loss from flood" (2011). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3481.