Creativity in phenomenological methodology
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Phenomenology, hermeneutic, art, creativity, methodology, nursing research

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Dreyer, Pia, Bente Martinsen, Annelise Norlyk, og Anita Haahr. 2014. “Creativity in Phenomenological Methodology”. Akademisk Kvarter | Academic Quarter, nr. 09 (december):87-99. https://doi.org/10.5278/ojs.academicquarter.v0i09.3250.

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Nursing research is often concerned with lived experiences in human life using phenomenological and hermeneutic approaches. These empirical studies may use different creative expressions and art-forms to describe and enhance an embodied and personalised understanding of lived experiences. Drawing on the methodologies of van Manen, Dahlberg, Lindseth & Norberg, the aim of this paper is to argue that the increased focus on creativity and arts in research methodology is valuable to gain a deeper insight into lived experiences. We illustrate this point through examples from empirical nursing studies, and discuss how each of the above approaches allows for creative expressions and art-forms such as poetics, narratives and films, and hereby contributes to a profound understanding of patients’ experiences. This creativity generates extraordinary power to the process of understanding and it seems that creativity may support a respectful renewal of phenomenological research traditions in nursing research.

https://doi.org/10.5278/ojs.academicquarter.v0i09.3250
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