Caring for insiderness: Phenomenologically informed insights that can guide practice

Authors: Todres, L., Galvin, K.T. and Dahlberg, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21028/

http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v9.21421

Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being

Volume: 9

Issue: 21421

Pages: 1-10

Understanding the ‘‘insider’’ perspective has been a pivotal strength of qualitative research. Further than this, within the more applied fields in which the human activity of ‘‘caring’’ takes place, such understanding of ‘‘what it is like’’ for people from within their lifeworlds has also been acknowledged as the foundational starting point in order for ‘‘care’’ to be caring. But we believe that more attention needs to be paid to this foundational generic phenomenon: what it means to understand the ‘‘insiderness’’ of another, but more importantly, how to act on this in caring ways. We call this human phenomenon ‘‘caring for insiderness.’’ Drawing on existing phenomenological studies of marginal caring situations at the limits of caring capability, and through a process of phenomenologically oriented reflection, we interrogated some existential themes implicit in these publications that could lead to deeper insights for both theoretical and applied purposes. The paper provides direction for practices of caring by highlighting some dangers as well as some remedies along this path.

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Authors: Todres, L., Galvin, K.T. and Dahlberg, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21028/

Journal: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being

Volume: 9

Pages: 21421

eISSN: 1748-2631

DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v9.21421

Understanding the "insider" perspective has been a pivotal strength of qualitative research. Further than this, within the more applied fields in which the human activity of "caring" takes place, such understanding of "what it is like" for people from within their lifeworlds has also been acknowledged as the foundational starting point in order for "care" to be caring. But we believe that more attention needs to be paid to this foundational generic phenomenon: what it means to understand the "insiderness" of another, but more importantly, how to act on this in caring ways. We call this human phenomenon "caring for insiderness." Drawing on existing phenomenological studies of marginal caring situations at the limits of caring capability, and through a process of phenomenologically oriented reflection, we interrogated some existential themes implicit in these publications that could lead to deeper insights for both theoretical and applied purposes. The paper provides direction for practices of caring by highlighting some dangers as well as some remedies along this path.

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Authors: Todres, L., Galvin, K.T. and Dahlberg, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21028/

Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

eISSN: 1748-2631

ISSN: 1748-2623

DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v9.21421

Understanding the "insider" perspective has been a pivotal strength of qualitative research. Further than this, within the more applied fields in which the human activity of "caring" takes place, such understanding of "what it is like" for people from within their lifeworlds has also been acknowledged as the foundational starting point in order for "care" to be caring. But we believe that more attention needs to be paid to this foundational generic phenomenon: what it means to understand the "insiderness" of another, but more importantly, how to act on this in caring ways. We call this human phenomenon "caring for insiderness." Drawing on existing phenomenological studies of marginal caring situations at the limits of caring capability, and through a process of phenomenologically oriented reflection, we interrogated some existential themes implicit in these publications that could lead to deeper insights for both theoretical and applied purposes. The paper provides direction for practices of caring by highlighting some dangers as well as some remedies along this path. ©2014 L. Todres et al.

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Authors: Todres, L., Galvin, K.T. and Dahlberg, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21028/

Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE STUDIES ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Volume: 9

eISSN: 1748-2631

ISSN: 1748-2623

DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v9.21421

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Authors: Todres, L., Galvin, K.T. and Dahlberg, K.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21028/

Journal: International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being

Volume: 9

Pages: 21421

eISSN: 1748-2631

ISSN: 1748-2623

Understanding the "insider" perspective has been a pivotal strength of qualitative research. Further than this, within the more applied fields in which the human activity of "caring" takes place, such understanding of "what it is like" for people from within their lifeworlds has also been acknowledged as the foundational starting point in order for "care" to be caring. But we believe that more attention needs to be paid to this foundational generic phenomenon: what it means to understand the "insiderness" of another, but more importantly, how to act on this in caring ways. We call this human phenomenon "caring for insiderness." Drawing on existing phenomenological studies of marginal caring situations at the limits of caring capability, and through a process of phenomenologically oriented reflection, we interrogated some existential themes implicit in these publications that could lead to deeper insights for both theoretical and applied purposes. The paper provides direction for practices of caring by highlighting some dangers as well as some remedies along this path.

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