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JESUS, Maria Cristina Pinto de et al. The social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz and its contribution for the nursing. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2013, vol.47, n.3, pp.736-741. ISSN 0080-6234.

Nursing care can be considered a social action that is set in the everyday world, where intersubjective relations are established and must be valued by the nurse in the different contexts in which it acts. It is a theoretical study which aimed to highlight the main concepts of the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz's and its contribution to Nursing as a knowledge and professional practice field. The following questions guided this study: what is the understanding of caring in Nursing from the perspective of the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz's? How to apply Alfred Schütz's theoretical concepts in the action of caring in Nursing? The theoretical concepts of the social phenomenology and their interface with Nursing were delimited. By incorporating the concepts of the theory of social action developed by Alfred Schütz into Nursing, this study allows nurses to value and apply the aspects highlighted by this theoretical framework within healthcare, education and scientific research.

Keywords : Nursing care; Philosophy; Sociology; Nursing research; Qualitative research.

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