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RODERO SANCHEZ, Virtudes; VIVES RELATS, Carme; ACEBEDO URDIALES, Sagrario  y  FERRE GRAU, Carme. On cultural knowledge and the phenomenon "feel good-fell bad". Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.2-3, pp.97-100. ISSN 1132-1296.

The object of the present study is to identify cultural knowledges immersed in the feeling-well, feeling-bad phenomenon in different care settings. A qualitative study was undertaken using a phenomenological interpretation approach through a meta-analysis of 18 narratives of profound interviews undertaken by Nursing Science Master Degree Students in different care situations. The categories established were: (1) Chronicity and the concept of feeling well-feeling bad. In this category, this concept is closely related to the recovery of the daily living activities which is a very important issue in the individual's perception of the concept "quality of life". (2) Moments in acute illness and the concept of feeling well-feeling bad. Essential aspects related to the feeling well-feeling bad phenomenon came up when analysis of the patients' tales was performed, increasing the comprehension of universal aspects that can be put into context without forgetting the singularities of each person.

Palabras clave : Cultural knowledges; Feeling well-feeling bad concept; Narratives; Nursing practice.

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