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.

Narrative Methodology in Disaster Studies: Rescuers of Cypress

Narrative Methodology in Disaster Studies: Rescuers of Cypress

Narrative methodology in disaster studies: Rescuers of Cypress
Cynthia M.Stuhlmiller

Researchers agree that natural and human-created disasters have a strong psychological impact on individuals, communities, and those who become involved in helping in disaster recovery. They disagree, however, about the nature, extent, and consequences of these events. Traditionally, two competing positions have guided inquiry and conclusions in this area. Most researchers believe that disasters create adverse psychological reactions both immediately after the impact and for a long period—perhaps for the individual's entire life span. The less popular position holds that although some individuals experience adverse reactions, research has greatly overstated the extent of those negative consequences and has overlooked some positive outcomes: the enhanced coping abilities with which many ...

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