A Concept Analysis About Temporality and Its Applicability in Nursing Care

Authors


Correspondence

Carina Berterö, PhD, RNT, Department of Medical and Health Science Division of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, SE-581 85 Linköping, Sweden

E-mail: carina.bertero@liu.se

Abstract

Topic

Concept analysis of temporality.

Purpose

To develop a comprehensive definition of temporality applicable to nursing care.

Source

Published literature.

Conclusions

Temporality is a central component of our experience of the world. Phenomena such as the passage of time, time cycles, the trajectory of aging, transitions toward something, something being, and life as a limited time are integral to human experience. Temporality could be seen as lived time, and as such it is subjective time as opposed to clock time or objective time. The temporal dimensions of past, present, and future constitute the perspective of a person's temporal world.

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