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

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Patricia Benner
SAGE Publications, May 17, 1994 - Medical - 386 pages
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Patricia Benner's introduction to phenomenology develops the reader's understanding of the strategies and processes involved in this innovative approach to nursing.

The author discusses the relationship between theory and practice, considers the possibility of a science of caring from a feminist perspective, introduces interpretive phenomenology to the study of natural groups such as families, and suggests a basis for developing nursing ethics that is true to the caring and healing practices of the nursing profession.

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Contents

A Theoretical Foundation for Nursing as a Science
3
Is a Science of Caring Possible?
27
A Heideggerian Phenomenological Perspective
43
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