The core of Katie Eriksson's caritative caring theory - a qualitative study from a postdoctoral perspective.

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      Publisher: Taylor & Francis Country of Publication: Sweden NLM ID: 8804206 Publication Model: Print-Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1471-6712 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 02839318 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Scand J Caring Sci
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      Publication: Stockolm, Sweden : Taylor & Francis
      Original Publication: Stockholm, Sweden : Almquist & Wiksell Periodical Co., [1987?-
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      Background: For about 40 years, Katie Eriksson developed the caritative caring theory at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. However, a description regarding the most substantial concepts and the relationships between these is lacking and thus needs to be explored.
      Aims: The aim of the study was twofold: to explore and describe central concepts in the development of caritative caring theory from a postdoctoral perspective and to uncover and explore the relationships between the concepts.
      Methodology: The design of the study was qualitative with a mixed method approach. The material was collected from a postdoctoral group (n = 38) mainly through electronic questionnaires. The texts were interpreted through manifest and latent content analysis.
      Findings: The analyses generated five main categories including subcategories. The main categories were 'Caring' 'Ethos', 'Suffering' 'Health' and 'The human being'. The relation between the main concepts compiled as 'A tentative synthesis of the main concepts and the relationships between them'.
      Conclusion: This study contributes to an understanding of the most fundamental and valuable concepts in the development of caritative theory during its first 40 years according to postdoctoral researchers' perspectives. This study also displays that the concepts ethos and caring have the strongest relationship followed by that between caring and health, indicating the inner core of ethos and love within caring which bears the potential of enhancing the patient's well-being and health.
      (© 2020 Nordic College of Caring Science.)
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      Keywords: caring; caritative caring theory; content analysis; hermeneutics; theory development
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      Date Created: 20201210 Date Completed: 20211115 Latest Revision: 20211115
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      20220302
    • Accession Number:
      10.1111/scs.12942
    • Accession Number:
      33301618