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The Movement to a New Understanding: A Life-World-Based Study about How People Learn to Live with Long-Term Illness
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2671-1041
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9503-3291
2012 (English)In: Journal of Nursing & Care, ISSN 2167-1168, Vol. 1, no 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: The objective of the present study was to analyze and describe the phenomenon of learning to live with long-term illness.

Method: The design and implementation of the research was based on a reflective lifeworld approach. The study consisted of interviews with people who live with different types of long-term illness.

Results: Learning to live with a long-term illness happens in such a way as to respond to the will to live everyday life. The essential meaning of learning to live with long-term illness is constituted by the following elements: learning to know and live with a stranger, the driving forces of learning, learning methods are a balancing act, making the illness visible, as well as seeking knowledge and understanding. The result of the learning process can be understood as movement to a new understanding that is shown in the way the person with the illness acts and gives herself with the illness more space in life.

Conclusion: The results show that genuine learning is something that differs from learning information and that the learning must be supported by the sufferer’s situation for a long period of time at an existential level.

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OMICS Publishing Group , 2012. Vol. 1, no 6
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Medical sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8411DOI: 10.4172/2167-1168.1000125OAI: diva2:641038
Available from: 2013-08-15 Created: 2013-08-15 Last updated: 2016-10-17Bibliographically approved

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