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Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem

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AMEZCUA, Manuel  and  ZAMBRANO, Sandra Milena Hernández. Daily research subject: opportunities for an applied science. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp. 675-683. ISSN 0104-0707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072012000300024.

From a model of emerging research, the Applied Research to Care, proposes to reflect about one of its areas of inquiry: Research about the Daily Life of the Subject. The daily life of the subject is conceptualized as a social interaction space where the subjects exercise autonomy to make decisions and implement actions to stay healthy. Through primarily qualitative designs, Daily Life of the Subject provides useful and pertinent evidence for nursing practice because they speak from the context and perspective of the subjects. This evidence can be classified into four broad categories: understanding the human condition prior to disease, the culture of care, the perception of health care, and the daily caregiver. Finally, some challenges emerge from Daily Life of the Subject that we categorize in the three main dimensions in the execution of care: ethics, politics, and science.

Keywords : Nursing research; Knowledge management for health research; Trends; Qualitative research.

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