Day by day, moment by moment - the meaning of the caring encounter

A1 Journal article (refereed)


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Publication Details

List of Authors: Holopainen Gunilla, Nyström Lisbet, Kasén Anne
Publication year: 2014
Journal: International Journal of Caring Sciences
Volume number: 7
Issue number: 1
Start page: 51
End page: 57


Abstract


Background:

caregivers where increasingly more and more issues need to be taken care of. This is why it is important to

investigate how these short encounters can become caring and supportive for patients.


For women diagnosed with breast cancer today’s streamlined care entails brief encounters with

Aims:

caring encounter in the care of women with breast cancer.


The aim of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of the prerequisites for and the meaning of the

Methodology:


Secondary analysis was performed using hermeneutic text interpretation according to Ricoeur.

Results:

receiving time and having time – being allowed to be a human being and a patient from one moment to the next

are prerequisites for a caring encounter in this context. The promise of future encounters and trust in the

caregivers’ expert knowledge make it possible for the woman to safely surrender her body to the caregivers.

When the woman is allowed to be both patient and human being she can to a greater extent be herself in her

changed body.


Promises of encounters, trust that bears from day to day, moments of time together – giving time,

Conclusions:

beings. This time is a timeless moment that exists on a deeper level. In this moment, the woman gains the insight

to live day by day, moment by moment, which, in this context, becomes the most important message and

meaning of the encounter.


In a caring encounter, mutual time is created between caregiver and patient, between human


Keywords

Caring

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