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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166079
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Conceptualization Of Nursing Empathy Using Hermeneutics
Author(s):
Alligood, Martha Raile
Author Details:
Martha Alligood, PhD, Professor, University of Tennessee, College of Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, email: malligoo@utk.edu
Abstract:
Conference held February 19-21, 1998. The purpose of this project was to conceptualize empathy for nursing education within the three systems of King's General Systems Framework. A secondary purpose was to introduce the examination of nursing science text using hermeneutics analysis as a method for holistic nursing knowledge development (Benoliel, 1987). Therefore, using the qualitative method of rational hermeneutics, nursing science text was examined to expose empathy which was implied but not explicit in the text. The nursing science text which was examined was primarily King's (1981) A Theory for Nursing: Systems, Concepts, Process. The outcome of the project was an explanation of how empathy was conceptualized within each of King's interacting systems. This work forms the basis for our next project which is to formalize a middle-range theory of nursing empathy. The rationale for the study was to conceptualize empathy within a nursing framework and provide a nursing perspective since many previous empathy studies used borrowed theory rather than nursing theory. Although it is commonly accepted that empathy is vital to the nurse/patient relationship, the lack of fit of the theories from other disciplines has obscured an understanding of empathy in nursing practice and the teaching of empathy in nursing education. A second rationale was to demonstrate the utility of interpretive hermeneutics, a method attuned to that of King's Systems' Framework. Both approaches use an active engagement process to understand the object-system relationship within a holistic context. (Benoliel, 1987). The hermeneutic method is a qualitative design of text interpretation which includes: production of meaning through reading, interpretation of the part being examined in relation to the whole, consideration of the historical context under which the text was produced, and recording of the process and content of the activity of the research group (Allen, 1994). The investigators examined the text on each of the concepts in King's systems together, sentence by sentence, creating text explaining the role of empathy in the three systems of King's interactive process. Nursing implications of the research are primarily for nursing education since the conceptualization of empathy provides a basis for understanding empathy development in nurses. This conceptualization of empathy provides a new understanding of empathy development in nursing students and calls into question present methods of teaching empathy in nursing education.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Name:
1998 SNRS Annual Conference
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
Related published article: Evans, G., Wilt, D., Alligood, M., & O'Neil, M. (1998). Empathy: a study of two types. Issues In Mental Health Nursing, 19(5), 453-479.; Related published article: Alligood, M.R., & May, B.A. (2000). A nursing theory of personal system empathy: Interpreting a conceptualization of empathy in King’s interacting systems. Nursing Science Quarterly, 13(3), 243-247. doi: 10.1177/08943180022107645; This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Conceptualization Of Nursing Empathy Using Hermeneuticsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlligood, Martha Raileen_US
dc.author.detailsMartha Alligood, PhD, Professor, University of Tennessee, College of Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, email: malligoo@utk.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166079-
dc.description.abstractConference held February 19-21, 1998. The purpose of this project was to conceptualize empathy for nursing education within the three systems of King's General Systems Framework. A secondary purpose was to introduce the examination of nursing science text using hermeneutics analysis as a method for holistic nursing knowledge development (Benoliel, 1987). Therefore, using the qualitative method of rational hermeneutics, nursing science text was examined to expose empathy which was implied but not explicit in the text. The nursing science text which was examined was primarily King's (1981) A Theory for Nursing: Systems, Concepts, Process. The outcome of the project was an explanation of how empathy was conceptualized within each of King's interacting systems. This work forms the basis for our next project which is to formalize a middle-range theory of nursing empathy. The rationale for the study was to conceptualize empathy within a nursing framework and provide a nursing perspective since many previous empathy studies used borrowed theory rather than nursing theory. Although it is commonly accepted that empathy is vital to the nurse/patient relationship, the lack of fit of the theories from other disciplines has obscured an understanding of empathy in nursing practice and the teaching of empathy in nursing education. A second rationale was to demonstrate the utility of interpretive hermeneutics, a method attuned to that of King's Systems' Framework. Both approaches use an active engagement process to understand the object-system relationship within a holistic context. (Benoliel, 1987). The hermeneutic method is a qualitative design of text interpretation which includes: production of meaning through reading, interpretation of the part being examined in relation to the whole, consideration of the historical context under which the text was produced, and recording of the process and content of the activity of the research group (Allen, 1994). The investigators examined the text on each of the concepts in King's systems together, sentence by sentence, creating text explaining the role of empathy in the three systems of King's interactive process. Nursing implications of the research are primarily for nursing education since the conceptualization of empathy provides a basis for understanding empathy development in nurses. This conceptualization of empathy provides a new understanding of empathy development in nursing students and calls into question present methods of teaching empathy in nursing education.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:39:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:39:46Z-
dc.conference.name1998 SNRS Annual Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteRelated published article: Evans, G., Wilt, D., Alligood, M., & O'Neil, M. (1998). Empathy: a study of two types. Issues In Mental Health Nursing, 19(5), 453-479.en_US
dc.description.noteRelated published article: Alligood, M.R., & May, B.A. (2000). A nursing theory of personal system empathy: Interpreting a conceptualization of empathy in King’s interacting systems. Nursing Science Quarterly, 13(3), 243-247. doi: 10.1177/08943180022107645en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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