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Encounter: A Swedish phenomenology study about caring relationship in China
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
Växjö University.
2007 (English)In: The 13th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference 2007: Human Understanding and Science / [ed] College of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, 2007, p. 191-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose of the Study

The phenomenon in this study is “the caring relationship in China”. As Leininger says “Care is a universal phenomenon with diversities in forms, expression, meanings and patterns of care in different cultures” The Aim of this Swedish phenomenology study is to acquire an understanding of caring relationship through the Lifeworld experiences of the caregivers and the patients in China. The results of this study will later on be related to a study of Swedish caring relationsships

Methods

For this phenomenological study 9 patients, 10 medical and nursing staffs and 4 nursing tutors from 5 various medical and care units from two hospitals and a nursing school in Southern China were interviewed.

Results

The caring relationship in China shows a complex view of interpersonal relationship in a group setting where every contributor has a duty to perform for oneself and the other counterparts in the group.  Mutual understanding in a caring relationship plays a very important role in getting the patient back into balance. This paper will take a closer look into the roles and functions of patients and caregivers in China.

Conclusion

The study shows that there is a fairly good match between the perspective of the patient and that of the caregiver in China. In a caring relationship, both sides have a responsibility to give their best to make the relationship work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. p. 191-
Keywords [en]
Caring relationship, cross-cultural care study, caring ethics, Lifeworld, the role as a caregiver and as a patient
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-7411OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-7411DiVA, id: diva2:300897
Conference
13th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference 2007, Seoul
Available from: 2010-03-01 Created: 2010-03-01 Last updated: 2011-04-05Bibliographically approved

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