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Rest: A Health-Related phenomenon and concept in Caring Science
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (Care, Recovery and Health)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3307-6779
2015 (English)In: Global Qualitative Nursing Research, ISSN 2333-3936, Vol. 2, 2333393615583663Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Rest is a health-related phenomenon. Researchers have explored the phenomenon of rest, but further concept development is recommended. The aim of my study was to develop and describe a concept of rest, from interviews with a total of 63 participants about their lived experiences of rest. I performed the developing process in two stages: first with descriptive phenomenology and second with a hermeneutic approach. The concept of rest is comprised of the essences of both rest and “non-rest,” and there is a current movement between these two conditions in peoples’ lives. The essence of rest is being in harmony in motivation, feeling, and action. The essence of non-rest is being in disharmony in motivation, feeling, and action. The essences reveal some meaning constituents. Health care professionals and researchers can use the concept as a frame of reference in health care praxis and in applied research.

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2015. Vol. 2, 2333393615583663
Keyword [en]
caring, concept development, Gadamer, Health and Wellbeing, hermeneutics, lived experiences, Merleau-Ponty, nursing, phenomenology
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Care Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30741DOI: 10.1177/2333393615583663OAI: diva2:895069
Available from: 2016-01-18 Created: 2016-01-18 Last updated: 2016-04-20Bibliographically approved

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