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The existential situation of the patient: Well-being and absence (2018)
Book Chapter
Burwood, S. (2018). The existential situation of the patient: Well-being and absence. In K. Galvin (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Well-Being, 133 - 140. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi:10.4324/9781315724966-14

“Probably there is no better guarantee of a really unhealthy life than perfect health.” This paradoxical, and somewhat melancholic, assessment of our prospects for clinical well-being is given by J. H. van den Berg in The Psychology of the Sickbed. T... Read More

Living with breathlessness: a systematic literature review and qualitative synthesis (2018)
Journal Article
Hutchinson, A., Barclay-Klingle, N., Galvin, K., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). Living with breathlessness: a systematic literature review and qualitative synthesis. The European respiratory journal, 51(2), 1701477. doi:10.1183/13993003.01477-2017

Question: What is the experience of people living with breathlessness due to medical conditions, those caring for and those treating them, with regard to quality of life and the nature of clinical interactions? Methods: Electronic databases (Ovid MED... Read More

Dignity as honour-wound: An experiential and relational view (2014)
Journal Article
Todres, L., & Galvin, K. (2015). Dignity as honour-wound: An experiential and relational view. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 21(3), (410-418). doi:10.1111/jep.12278. ISSN 1356-1294

© 2014 The Authors. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. In this paper, we draw on a phenomenological-philosophical foundation to clarify the meaning of dignity as a coherent phenomenon. Consistent with an... Read More

Caring for insiderness: Phenomenologically informed insights that can guide practice (2014)
Journal Article
Todres, L., Galvin, K. T., & Dahlberg, K. (2014). Caring for insiderness: Phenomenologically informed insights that can guide practice. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, 9(1), (21421). doi:10.3402/qhw.v9.21421. ISSN 1748-2623

Understanding the "insider" perspective has been a pivotal strength of qualitative research. Further than this, within the more applied fields in which the human activity of "caring" takes place, such understanding of "what it is like" for people fro... Read More

Kinds of well-being: a conceptual framework that provides direction for caring (2011)
Journal Article
Galvin, K. T., & Todres, L. (2010). Kinds of well-being: a conceptual framework that provides direction for caring. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, 6(4), doi:10.3402/qhw.v6i4.10362

This article offers a conceptual framework by which different kinds and levels of well-being can be named, and as such, provides a foundation for a resource-oriented approach in situations of illness and vulnerability (rather than a deficit-oriented... Read More

Embodied interpretation: a novel way of evocatively re-presenting meanings in phenomenological research (2008)
Journal Article
Todres, L., & Galvin, K. T. (2008). Embodied interpretation: a novel way of evocatively re-presenting meanings in phenomenological research. Qualitative Research, 8(5), 568-583. doi:10.1177/1468794108094866

This article contributes to a growing trend in articulating an aesthetic phenomenology that exercises more evocative and poetic forms of writing. Our task is to give ontological weight to our common humanity, thereby facilitating experiences of recog... Read More

"In the middle of everywhere" : a phenomenological study of mobility and dwelling amongst rural elders
Journal Article
Todres, L., & Galvin, K. T. "In the middle of everywhere" : a phenomenological study of mobility and dwelling amongst rural elders. Phenomenology and Practice, 6(1), (55-68). ISSN 1913-4711

This study aimed to investigate the phenomenon of the meaning of mobility for elders living in rural areas. A phenomenological study was undertaken with older people living in rural South West England and Wales. Ten interviews were undertaken in peop... Read More