Historicity and historiography of being-a-nursing- student in the construction of care in Heidegger

Silvana Silveira Kempfer, Telma Elisa Carraro, Marta Lenise do Prado


Objective: Reveal the experience of being-a-nursing-student as it relates to care.

Method: Phenomenological qualitative research. Data were collected in March and May, 2011 by interviewing
seven nursing students at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. The interviews were analyzed using heideggerian hermeneutics in three steps: Pre-comprehension, comprehension, and the interpretation of the participants’ responses.

Results: Reflecting on the historiographical context of being-a-nursing-student, the respondents realized that they are immersed in the family context throughout their career, and described their experiences as temporal discoveries in their life. By unveiling their historicity in the phenomenon of care, the students were able to recognize themselves in this process, interacting with each other and with the practical situations in which moments of care were required. This process has made it possible to conceive a vision of care from their past experience.

Conclusion: To nursing students, one concept of care involves reflecting continuously on oneself and on the other.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jha.v3n5p88


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