The meaning of health for graduate nursing students.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the meaning of health for graduate nursing students based on their life experiences. The qualitative descriptive approach of phenomenology was utilized to define the meaning of health for graduate nursing students. The sample consisted of 29 graduate nursing students. From the participants' responses, 68 descriptive expressions were obtained. Based on these expressions and identified elements, a definition of health was proposed that reflected an awareness of a physical as well as a mental state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of nursing education
Volume28
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1 1989

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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