Obtaining individual narratives and moving to an intersubjective lived-experience description: a way of doing phenomenology

Jamie Ranse, Paul Arbon, Lynette Cusack, Ramon Z. Shaban, Daniel Nicholls

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Abstract

In this paper, the authors describe a way of doing phenomenology using exemplars drawn from a doctoral study of Australian nurses’ lived experiences following a disaster. Phenomenology is concerned with the essence of things as they are appearing in the conscious awareness of the first person. This paper emphasises a way of doing phenomenology based on maintaining orientation to the uniqueness of the ‘thingness’ of the phenomena being uncovered. While there is no one way to do phenomenology, this paper shows a way of doing phenomenology from obtaining individual narrative and moving to an intersubjective lived-experience description.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-959
Number of pages15
JournalQualitative Research
Volume20
Issue number6
Early online date28 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Disaster
  • disaster medicine
  • mass casualty incidents
  • nursing
  • phenomenology
  • qualitative research

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