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The maintenance of a caring concern by the care-giver

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dc.contributor.advisor Brink, Hilla
dc.contributor.advisor De Beer, C. S. Van der Wal, Dirk Mostert en 2015-01-23T04:24:24Z 2015-01-23T04:24:24Z 1999-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Van der Wal, Dirk Mostert (1999) The maintenance of a caring concern by the care-giver, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The question the researcher set out to answer during this research is: How is a caring concern maintained by the (student nurse) as caregiver? It stemmed from unresolved plausible hypotheses stated during a previous qualitative study into the phenomenon caring, from media reports on the "poor care" rendered in health institutions in South Africa, and a concern about the Tylerian rationale in nursing education. The theory generation required was achieved through Wertz's Empirical Psychological Reflection and existential phenomenology. Heidegger's theory of"Care as the essence of being" constituted a central concept in this research. A linguistic epistemology and expanded definition of the term empirical were also pertinent in this research. The literature review focussed on the methodology, ontology (caring and maintenance) and epistemology, serving a purpose towards bracketing. A purposive sample of informants was extracted according to students' performance on the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI). Sixteen qualitative research interviews were conducted. Analysis was conducted through open coding, categorisation and axial coding. At the idiographic level, twelve individual psychological profiles were constructed serving the purpose of imaginative variation. At the nomothetic level four major themes emerged, namely: The Caring Phenomenon (Contextualisation); Factors Eroding a Caring Concern; Factors in the Maintenance of a Caring Concern; and Core Experiences. The dialogue among the four intra-psychic processes of Care, will, meaning attribution and conscience accounts for all events encountered in the data. This dialogue results in either reason or intuition, displaying caring and the maintenance of a caring concern. Positing will and conscience as thesis and antithesis, the resulting synthesis postulates the basic ethical concepts of autonomy, authority, responsibility and accountability as existentially inherent to being and existence, and to the maintenance of a caring concern. The final manifestation of the object ofintention, maintenance, is proposed as an anthropological model. When extended to the fields of (nursing) education, human motivation and the teaching of (nursing) ethics, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, the self-science curriculum and life-skills training become imperative to (nursing) curricula. It is also proposed that human caring be studied as a manifestation of human motivation. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xlv, 697 leaves) en
dc.subject Altruism
dc.subject Care
dc.subject Caring
dc.subject Coherence
dc.subject Conscience
dc.subject Emotional intelligence
dc.subject Fortigenesis
dc.subject General resistance resources
dc.subject Hardiness
dc.subject Help and helping behaviour
dc.subject Human motivation
dc.subject Human spirituality (nous)
dc.subject Learned resourcefulness
dc.subject Meaning in life
dc.subject Optimism
dc.subject Potency
dc.subject Prosociality
dc.subject Salutogenesis
dc.subject Self-efficacy
dc.subject Sense of coherence
dc.subject Social intelligence
dc.subject Stamina
dc.subject Virtue
dc.subject.ddc 610.73069 en
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing students -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Altruism -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Social intelligence -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional intelligence -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Self-efficacy -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Optimism -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Caregivers -- South Africa en
dc.title The maintenance of a caring concern by the care-giver en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Health Studies D. Litt et Phil. (Advanced Nursing Sciences) en

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