Intensive Care Unit Nursing: An Interpretable and Hermeneutic Practice
Keywords:gadamer, philosophical hermeneutics, intensive care unit nursing
Intensive care unit (ICU) nursing is an interpretive practice. Hermeneutics, as an interpretive philosophy, is an ideal approach to make meaning of the ambiguities that exist in this intensive practice setting. This paper uses the underpinnings from Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics to explore the idea that ICU nursing is an interpretive practice.
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