Living with incurable oesophageal cancer. A phenomenological hermeneutical interpretation of patient stories.

@article{Missel2011LivingWI,
  title={Living with incurable oesophageal cancer. A phenomenological hermeneutical interpretation of patient stories.},
  author={Malene Missel and Regner Birkelund},
  journal={European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={296-301}
}
PURPOSE The study explores how patients diagnosed with incurable oesophageal cancer experience living with the illness, and provides insight into and an understanding of the patients' situation, reality and phenomena in their life world. METHOD The method takes a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach, inspired by the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur's narrative theory on mimesis as the structure and process of the method, and Ricoeur's theory of interpretation for the analysis of patient… CONTINUE READING

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