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Interpretive Phenomenology

Interpretive Phenomenology
Embodiment, Caring, and Ethics in Health and Illness

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June 1994 | 386 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Patricia Benner's philosophical introduction to phenomenology develops the reader's understanding of the strategies and processes involved in this approach to human science. Contributors to the volume discuss the constitutive relationships between theory and practice, consider the possibility of a science of caring from a feminist perspective, introduce interpretive phenomenology for studying natural groups such as families, and suggest a ground for developing nursing ethics that is true to the caring and healing practices of nurses. Following a thorough and engaging exposition of the field's theoretical and philosophical foundations, the work shifts focus to interpretive studies currently being undertaken within the scholarly community; the research tradition is then applied and reexamined as it relates to specific lines of inquiry. Interpretive Phenomenology presents an inclusive and well-integrated discussion of the many correlative topics within this subject area. Its relevance and accessibility will make this book an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional researchers in nursing and other health sciences. "The authors share a deep regard for the primacy of practice and caring. This is not the ethereal caring of many current theorists. . . . Interpretive Phenomenology presents an inclusive and well-integrated discussion of the author's philosophical and practical approach, looking especially at the relationship between theory and practice." --Journal of Christian Nursing

Ragnar Fjellan and Eva Gjengedal
A Theoretical Foundation for Nursing as a Science
Margaret J Dunlop
Is a Science of Caring Possible?
Victoria Leonard
A Heideggerian Phenomenological Perspective on the Concept of Person
Karen A Plager
Hermeneutic Phenomenology
A Methodology for Family Health and Health Promotion Study in Nursing

David C Thomasma
Toward a New Medical Ethics
Implications for Ethics in Nursing

Patricia Benner
The Tradition and Skill of Interpretive Phenomenology in Studying Health, Illness, and Caring Practices
Nancy Diekelmann, Robert Schuster, and Suilum Lam
Martin, A Computer Software Program
On Being Able to Hear What the Text Did Not Say

Lee Smith Battle
Beyond Normalizing
The Role of Narrative in Understanding Teenage Mothers' Transition to Mothering

Catherine A Chesla
Parent's Caring Practices with Schizophrenic Offspring
Philip Darbyshire
Parenting in Public
Parental Participation and Involvement in the Care of their Hospitalized Child

Nancy D Doolittle
A Clinical Ethnography of Stroke Recovery
Patricia Benner et al
Moral Dimensions of Living with a Chronic Illness, Autonomy, Responsibility and the Limits of Control
Peggy L Wros
The Ethical Context of Nursing Care of Dying Patients in Critical Care
Deborah Gordon
A Cross Cultural Comparison with Telling and not Telling the Cancer Diagnosis
Cynthia M Stuhlmiller
Narrative Methodology in Disaster Studies
Rescuers of Cypress


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