Philosophy has a complicated relationship with nursing practice. Selected concepts from Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method specifically prejudice, conversation, and language are articulated. An exemplar involving nursing practice at an outpatient clinic for women seeking pre- and postbreast cancer care is offered to explicate these concepts. We considered the fit of Gadamer's philosophy, particularly the concept of conversation, within a public health nursing practice context in home and community settings of the client/family and offered tentative conclusions. To extend the discussion of the relationship between philosophy and nursing practice, we posed questions developed to provide deeper insight into this complicated relationship.
|Published - Jan. 2023
- breast cancer
- culture of nursing practice
- interprofessional practice conflicts
- philosophy in clinical nursing
- valuing conversations as care