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. 2009 Jan;22(1):85-8.
doi: 10.1177/0894318408329242.

A Phenomenological Study on the Experience of North Korean Refugees

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A Phenomenological Study on the Experience of North Korean Refugees

Hyun Kyoung Kim et al. Nurs Sci Q. .

Abstract

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the experience of North Korean refugees living in South Korea. From the analysis of the participants' comments, six essences were identified: entrance to a new world after struggling for survival, unexpected shock and chaos, reconsidering the reasons for leaving North Korea, recovery from trauma, rebuilding meaning, and posttraumatic growth.

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