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Type: Journal article
Title: Listening to them and reading me: a hermenuetic approach to understanding the experience of illness
Author: Robertson-Malt, S.
Citation: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 1999; 29(2):290-297
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 1365-2648
1365-2648
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Responsibility: 
Suzie Robertson-Malt
Abstract: Developing a method that is pragmatic yet theoretically consistent with the philosophies of hermeneutics and phenomenology is a constant hurdle for any researcher endeavouring to engage their inquiry in this manner, particularly when its proponents refute the credence of hermeneutics as a research method. This paper discusses how Van Manen's six research activities can act as a framework, that when modified to suit the particular needs of the research project, can promote a process of inquiry that works with these philosophies towards an unfoldment of new understandings of the human experience in illness.
Keywords: Method; hermeneutics; phenomenology; coronary artery disease; nursing; Heidegger; Gadamer; Max Van Manen
Rights: © 1999 Blackwell Science Ltd
RMID: 0030003358
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1999.00830.x
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