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The concept and relevance of existential issues in nursing
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2853-0575
2014 (English)In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 18, no 4, 347-354 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to illuminate and clarify the concept existential issues in relation to nursing research and nursing practice.

Methods: This article is a theoretical analysis of existential issues in relation to nursing.

Results: Existential issues are becoming more commonly discussed and investigated in nursing research. Thus, it is important to clarify the concept.

Conclusions: A clarification of existential issues may contribute to health care quality by increasing awareness of what existential issues are and drawing attention to the importance of discussing and reflecting on these issues, since practitioners in a caring profession will most likely encounter them.

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2014. Vol. 18, no 4, 347-354 p.
Keyword [en]
Death, Existential issues, Existential philosophy, Meaning
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Nursing
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Hälsa och välfärd
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-14053DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2014.04.002ISI: 000339533600002PubMedID: 24882369OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-14053DiVA: diva2:714619
Available from: 2014-04-28 Created: 2014-04-28 Last updated: 2015-10-26Bibliographically approved

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