Towards Understanding Through Hermeneutic Letterwriting

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Linda Nyholm, Lisbet Nyström, Unni Å. Lindström
Publisher: Sage
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Nursing Science Quarterly
Journal acronym: Nurs Sci Q
Volume number: 31
Issue number: 2
Start page: 160
End page: 165
eISSN: 1552-7409


The authors present letterwriting as a hermeneutic research method in
that it contributes to the methodological development within the
hermeneutical research tradition in caring science. The hermeneutic
methodology is inspired by Hans-Georg Gadamer. Hermeneutic letterwriting
in accordance with Gadamer's thought is a form of dialogue in writing,
where what is truthful about the thing itself is unveiled with the help
of the language. Hermeneutic letterwriting is presented in five steps.
As a method, hermeneutic letterwriting is appropriate for complex caring
science issues, and it offers new opportunities for attaining a deeper
understanding of the world of caring.

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