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Nursing and The Experience of Illness : Phenomenology in Practice - Irena Madjar

Nursing and The Experience of Illness

Phenomenology in Practice

By: Irena Madjar (Editor), Jo Ann Walton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th February 1999
ISBN: 9780415207829
Number Of Pages: 216

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In Nursing and the Experience of Illness: Phenomenology in Practice, Madjar and Walton show how phenomenological thinking can benefit nursing. Phenomenology has become one of the most frequently used methods in nursing research as qualitative methods grow in popularity. But it is more than a research method; by describing real nursing encounters in terms which are accessible and realistic, it can help clinical nurses understand their own practice better. In the first two chapters the editors and leading Canadian phenomenologist Max van Manen discuss the relevance of phenomenology for nursing and key aspects of the approach. The remaining chapters are examples of innovative research based on phenomenological approaches, drawing on work from around the world. Collectively the chapters show the intricate connections we experience between mind and body, whatever the illness. They describe how nurses contend with pain and suffering that can threaten to overwhelm both them and those for whom they care, and how precious the moments of genuine mutual understanding can be for clients and nurses. The case study chapters offer models for undertaking phenomenological research, and presenting it in written form. Contributors discuss their reasons for choosing the method, ethical concerns, practical difficulties and outcomes in a variety of contexts. Jo Ann Walton University of Newcastle, Australia; Irena Madjar University of Newcastle, Australia; Max van Manen University of Alberta, Canada; Marian Bland MidCentral Heal

Foreword Introduction
On Phenomenology and Nursing
The Pathic Nature of Inquiry and Nursing
On Living with Chronic Leg Ulcers
Confronting Life and Death: The Experience of Critical Illness and Intensive Care
Middle-Aged Korean Women's Experience of Breast Cancer and Mastectomy
On Living with Schizophrenia
On Living with Chronic Pain
On Caring and Inflicting Pain
The Actualised Caring Moment Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780415207829
ISBN-10: 0415207827
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 11th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1