FEATURESAesthetic Expressions Illuminating the Lived Experience of Thai ICU Nurses Caring for Persons Who Had a Peaceful DeathKongsuwan, Waraporn PhD, RN; Locsin, Rozzano C. PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand (Dr Kongsuwan); and Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (Dr Locsin). Corresponding Author: Waraporn Kongsuwan, PhD, RN, Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai 90112, Songkhla, Thailand ([email protected]). The authors express gratitude to Dr Savina O. Schoenhofer, Dr Theris Touhy, and Dr Kathryn B. Keller for their guidance to further describe the lived experience by using aesthetic expressions. Holistic Nursing Practice: May 2010 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - p 134-141 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3181dd4000 Buy Metrics Abstract This article, through art and aesthetic expression, illustrates and illuminates the experiences of persons caring for those who had peaceful deaths in intensive care units (ICUs) in southern Thailand. Aesthetic expression, categorized as a descriptive thematic experience, enhanced the appreciation of the experiences, which has implications for holistic end-of-life care. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.