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Phenomenological perspectives on self-care in aging

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2013
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Title
Phenomenological perspectives on self-care in aging
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2013
DOI 10.2147/cia.s45902
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Authors

Olle Söderhamn

Abstract

Self-care is a central concept in health care and may be considered as a means to maintain, restore, and improve one's health and well-being. When performed effectively, self-care contributes not only to human functioning but also to human structural integrity and human development (ie, to a dynamic and holistic state of health). Self-care as a clinical concept is relevant for health care professionals, and it should be meaningful to investigate it at a philosophical level and to further elaborate upon this concept. The aim of this article is to discuss and elaborate upon a phenomenological perspective on self-care in aging that is relevant for the health sciences. Self-care may be preliminarily regarded as a fundamental perspective for the conscious older individual, and as a way of being in the world with both the objective body and with the lived body. The lived body is the personal center of perception and the field of action, and it is also the center of self-care. The potentiality or ability for self-care activity and self-care activity itself are structures given to perception, with self-care ability as an integral part of the lived body. The actualization of self-care ability comes about through a certain meaning, which can be regarded as an important driving force. It is constituted by communication, a healthy lifestyle, and by building meaning and socializing. Successful self-care involves having contacts with the health care system, being conscious of a sound lifestyle, being physically and mentally active, being engaged, having social contacts with family and others, as well as being satisfied, positive, and being able to look forward. One fundamental cornerstone is serenity on behalf of the individual. Self-care can facilitate transitions, and it may also be an outcome of transitions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sweden 1 2%
Switzerland 1 2%
Unknown 46 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 16 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Psychology 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 18 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 July 2013.
All research outputs
#13,153,131
of 22,711,242 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#863
of 1,830 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#99,782
of 192,823 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#21
of 41 outputs
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