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Qualitative research comes with various forms and faces, and, fortunately, there now exist numerous books that deal with issues related to qualitative research. Not that many books, however, deal explicitly and extensively with the transformation and application of principles of phenomenology and hermeneutics. Reflective Lifeworld Research is written as a(More)
Violence is a growing psychosocial problem in the health care working environment. Literature shows that nurses are physically assaulted, threatened, and verbally abused more often than other professionals. However, some nurses are able to relate to clients in a way that produces positive resolution. This study explored the phenomenon of positive encounters(More)
In his philosophy, Husserl gave us the epistemologic concept of intentionality. In phenomenologic research, intentionality can be understood in a practical way as our connections to the phenomena that we are studying. When phenomenologic data are the transcripts of interviews, our connections can be seen during data analysis as we identify passages in(More)
  • Nancy Drew
  • Image--the journal of nursing scholarship
  • 1993
Reenactment is proposed as an alternative interviewing strategy for phenomenological research. Three techniques borrowed from the psychodramatic method, warming up, scene-setting and soliloquy, are described as they were used in interviews with nurses participating in a study of caregiver/patient relationships. The rationale for and implementation of the(More)
This article is a companion to an earlier article entitled "Challenging a Reductionistic Paradigm as a Foundation for Nursing," which appeared in the December 1995 issue of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. The authors discuss how five concepts-encounter, openness, immediacy, uniqueness, and meaning-which constitute their philosophy for nursing practice,(More)
PURPOSE The formal-informal dichotomy of home care, which has been a theoretical framework in quantitative and qualitative research, might not be descriptive of older persons' views about their home-care providers. This qualitative study explores the perspectives of older women about the characteristics of their home-care providers. DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
The role of a bracketing facilitator during the analysis phase of phenomenological research is discussed. As a research colleague, a bracketing facilitator plays an important part in a fellow researcher's task of uncovering his or her constitutive relationship with the research phenomenon. The primary task of a bracketing facilitator is providing assistance(More)
Historically, nursing practice has been grounded in the objective, analytic philosophy of the natural sciences. Over the past decades, caring--a humanistic concept--has been espoused as the essence of nursing. Paradoxically, practice based on the theme of caring remains aligned with the philosophy of the natural sciences and continues to use tools such as(More)
A phenomenological study of researchers' experience of their work is presented. The disparity between researchers' subjective experience and the inherent objectivism of science and research is discussed. Bridging the distance between the immediate experience of research and the positivistic/objectivistic nature of research is proposed as a way to keep the(More)