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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Phenomenology Fundament
Name of author(s): Maria Soledad Rivera1, Luz María Herrera2
Name of publisher: Texto Contexto Enferm, Florianópolis,
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
"The aim of this paper is to develop a Philosophical background about comprehensive nursing care based in Dilthey´s hermeneutical comprehensive philosophy and Heidegger´s phenomenology. From both perspectives, we propose some characteristics and attributes of what can be named as comprehensive nursing care. We discover its nature as a relational process that understands the experience lived by the
client through dialogue that permits both nurses’ and users’ participation in the process. What nurses understand are the meanings that clients attribute to their lived health experiences. The current experience evokes, contains, and constructs these meanings that are found to be hidden in one’s consciousness. It
is through the care relationship that the nurse helps the user to express them. Comprehensive nursing care makes this process dynamic and stimulates the mobilization of the subject from whatever paralysis that provokes said unfavorable health condition to the actions that open new health possibilities."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
It gives clues about what the paper of a nurse should be. This is seen from a psico-social perspective including the meaning that the patients give tho their life experiences related to their health.
Provides a comprehensive approach to illnes and an understandig approach to patients.
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