Exploring how Heideggerian philosophy underpins phenomenolgical research
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Exploring how Heideggerian philosophy underpins phenomenolgical research

Karen Parsons Assistant professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University, St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Karen Parsons considers the use of Heidegger’s philosophy and the methodological implications resulting from its application in the phenomenological study of the daily lives of people who experience memory loss

This paper demonstrates the methodological implications of using Heideggerian philosophy to inform a phenomenological study of the experience of memory loss. In particular, it addresses the methodological implications in relation to forestructure and pre-understanding, gaining entry into the hermeneutic circle and the process of data analysis, by considering their influences on the research.

Nurse Researcher. 17, 4, 60-69. doi: 10.7748/nr2010.07.17.4.60.c7925

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