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The space of togetherness - a caring encounter.
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PMID:  23039849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Encounters in relation to the nurse-patient relationship are often discussed within nursing and caring literature without a reflection on the actual meaning of the concept. Assuming that an encounter is essential for nursing care, this article seeks to create a deeper understanding of the concept through a hermeneutic approach to texts by the philosophers Buber and Marcel. Presence, recognition, availability and mutuality seem to be essential prerequisites for an encounter. As these prerequisites are fulfilled within and between human beings who encounter each other, it is possible to speak of a space of togetherness, a mutual existence, where life's mystery shines forth and caring is realized. The challenge lies in creating these encounters within nursing care.
Gunilla Holopainen; Anne Kasén; Lisbet Nyström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of caring sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-6712     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Caring Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804206     Medline TA:  Scand J Caring Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences © 2012 Nordic College of Caring Science.
Department of Social Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland; Vaasa Hospital District, Vaasa, Finland.
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