The Use of Phenomenology in Nursing Education: An Integrative Review

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Abstract

AIM

The purpose of this integrative review was to synthesize research to address two questions about phenomenology in nursing education: How has Husserlian phenomenology been used in nursing education? What is the importance of Husserlian phenomenology in nursing education?

BACKGROUND

Phenomenology is utilized in nursing education to explore the experiences of faculty and students.

METHOD

Whittemore and Knafl’s integrative method guided the analysis of the research. Nine articles meeting inclusion criteria were reviewed. Studies addressed faculty student experiences.

RESULTS

The reviewed research revealed that phenomenology is used in nursing education to understand, identify, describe, and explore various phenomena.

CONCLUSION

New knowledge gained from this integrative review about phenomenology is beneficial to nursing education.

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