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A conspiracy of caring: The meaning of the client's experience of nursing as the promotion of well-being

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1992
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This research explored the client's experience of nursing as the promotion of well-being. The question guiding the study was: What is the meaning of nursing as the promotion of well-being? Using a phenomenological-hermeneutical approach, eight participants described their experiences of the phenomenon. Three metathemes emerged and expressed nursing as the promotion of well-being: (1) Being There Conveys a Willingness to Relate; (2) Being With Enables the Feeling of Comfort; and (3) Being in Tune While Creating the Future. Further analysis led to the apprehension of a unity of meaning: An Emancipating Togetherness--The Creation of a Caring Synchrony that Empowers a New Meaning for Living. The metaphor, A Conspiracy of Caring, conveys a theory of the meaning of nursing as the promotion of well-being.
Title: A conspiracy of caring: The meaning of the client's experience of nursing as the promotion of well-being.
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Name(s): Wallace, Cathie L.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Appleton, Cathy, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1992
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 156 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This research explored the client's experience of nursing as the promotion of well-being. The question guiding the study was: What is the meaning of nursing as the promotion of well-being? Using a phenomenological-hermeneutical approach, eight participants described their experiences of the phenomenon. Three metathemes emerged and expressed nursing as the promotion of well-being: (1) Being There Conveys a Willingness to Relate; (2) Being With Enables the Feeling of Comfort; and (3) Being in Tune While Creating the Future. Further analysis led to the apprehension of a unity of meaning: An Emancipating Togetherness--The Creation of a Caring Synchrony that Empowers a New Meaning for Living. The metaphor, A Conspiracy of Caring, conveys a theory of the meaning of nursing as the promotion of well-being.
Identifier: 14874 (digitool), FADT14874 (IID), fau:11660 (fedora)
Note(s): Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1992.
Subject(s): Nursing--Philosophy
Caring
Nurse and patient
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