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Karen A. Plager

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Chapter 4: Hermeneutic Phenomenology: A Methodology for Family Health and Health Promotion Study in Nursing

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Hermeneutic Phenomenology: A Methodology for Family Health and Health Promotion Study in Nursing
Hermeneutic phenomenology: A methodology for family health and health promotion study in nursing
Karen A.Plager

The question asked and the self-understanding held are crucial issues in how a research project is approached. This was essentially the claim made by Martin Heidegger when he set out on his philosophical investigation of the “question of the meaning of Being” (Heidegger, 1927/1962, p. 1). He proposed to ask the question anew because philosophers from the ancient Greeks to Descartes and Kant and up to the 20th-century philosophers, such as Husserl, trivialized the question by removing it from its temporal and historical context to a pure presentness, that is, as an independent, objective entity with absolute properties. In ...

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