The Living Experience of Difficulty Telling the Truth: A Parse Method Study

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the living experience of difficulty telling the truth. Parse's research method was used to answer the question:What is the structure of the living experience of difficulty telling the truth?The participants were 9 nurses and 1 physician. The central finding of the study is the structure:difficulty telling the truth is uncomfortable dialogues with knowing silences arise with anguishing deliberations anticipating potential adversity, while contemplating intentional withholding gives rise to calm acquiescence.The findings are discussed in relation to the humanbecoming school of thought and extant literature.

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