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lived experience, nursing, phenomenology, philosophy



  1. Edward, Karen-leigh MHSc, CMHN, RPN, BN, GDipPsychology


This article develops a theoretical discussion related to the value of a phenomenological framework in contributing to contemporary nursing knowledge. Nursing is based on the understanding of patients' personal experiences and their responses to their illness. Phenomenological methodology utilizes the patient's own language to reflect meanings embedded in their health experience.