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    “It’s like having an evil twin”: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the lifeworld of a person with Parkinson’s disease

    Eatough, Virginia and Shaw, K. (2019) “It’s like having an evil twin”: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the lifeworld of a person with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Research in Nursing , ISSN 1744-9871. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    This paper offers an understanding of the lifeworld of a person with Parkinson’s Disease derived from Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). A key feature of IPA is its commitment to an idiographic approach which recognises the value of understanding a situated experience from the perspective of a particular person or persons. The paper has two main aims: firstly, to demonstrate how a focus on individual experience chimes with and can inform current ideas of a more personalised humanized form of healthcare for people living with Parkinson’s disease; and secondly, to demonstrate how an IPA study can illuminate particularity whilst being able to make, albeit cautiously, more general knowledge claims which can inform wider caring practices. It achieves these aims through the detailed description and interpretation of one person’s experience of living with Parkinson’s disease and it applies a lifeworld lens to point to how the various constituents of the lifeworld, such as embodiment, selfhood, temporality and relationality enable the IPA researcher to make well-judged inferences which can have value beyond the individual case.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): chronic illness, case study, compassionate care, older people, phenomenology, qualitative, lifeworld
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Virginia Eatough
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 12:37
    Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 00:00
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24516

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