Phenomenological perspectives of self-care in healthcare professionals' continuing education

Daniele Bruzzone, Lucia Zannini

Abstract


Healthcare professionals, daily confronted with existential failty, feel themselves emotionally vulnerable too. For this reason, they need knowledge and tools in order to take care for themselves. Phenomenology provides an epistemological model that includes subjective and affective dimensions and legitimates lived experience as a source of cognition. In the undergraduate and continuing education of healthcare professionals, the phenomenological approach can represent a way of promoting self-care through personal narrative and reflection.


Keywords


Healthcare; Phenomenology; Continuing education; Self-care



DOI: 10.6092/issn.1825-8670/4565

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