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Hermeneutics as an approach to inform spiritual care-giving practices at end of life

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dc.contributor.author Mayer, Debra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T22:31:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T22:31:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4010
dc.description.abstract Hermeneutics, the art of interpretation, has traditionally been an integral part of nursing research; however, little attention has been devoted to nursing’s pivotal role as interpreter in the context of nursing practice. Guided by a hermeneutic philosophy, nursing practice is informed through engaging in a dialogic or conversational journey, a way of being. The aim of my project is to illuminate the possibility of introducing a modified four-fold hermeneutical model of interpretation as an approach to inform spiritual care-giving nursing practices at end of life (Charalambous, 2010). According to this model, a patient is perceived as a literary text and the process of interpretation unfolds with: (a) the object of interpretation, (b) the mode of interpretation, (c) the praxis of life-affecting response flowing from the interpretation, and (d) the change of life-world brought about through the interpretation (Charalambous, 2010). This model is illustrated through the presentation of a practice exemplar. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject end of life en_US
dc.subject care-giving practice en_US
dc.subject spirituality en_US
dc.subject hermeneutics en_US
dc.title Hermeneutics as an approach to inform spiritual care-giving practices at end of life en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Stajduhar, Kelli
dc.contributor.supervisor Bruce, Anne
dc.degree.department School of Nursing en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing M.N. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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