FEATUREThe Meaning of Time in Oldest-Old AgeHinck, Susan M. PhD, RNAuthor Information Department of Nursing, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo. Corresponding author: Susan M. Hinck, PhD, RN, Department of Nursing, Missouri State University, 901 South National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897 (e-mail: [email protected]). This investigation was supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Research Service Award 1 F31 NR07526-01A1 from the National Institute of Nursing Research. Holistic Nursing Practice: January 2007 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p 35-41 Buy Abstract In a phenomenological study that described the lived experience of adults older than 85 years, 19 oldest-old adults' lived time is illuminated by 5 themes: Defining Self Through Experience, Being Situated in Time, Knowing Lifetime Is Limited, Planning for the Future, and Leaving a Legacy. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.