Existential perception of people living with chronic venous ulcers: a phenomenological study


Aims: to comprehend how people who live with chronic venous ulcers perceive  their  existence  towards  these  lesions;  to  describe  and  analyse,  from  the perspective of Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology, how these people comprehend their own existence.  Method:  this  is  a  study  of  a  qualitative  approach  using  a  descriptive phenomenological  method.  Study  setting:  Outpatient  Wound  Healing  Centre  of  the teaching  hospital  Antônio  Pedro,  located  in  the  city  of  Niterói,  Rio  de  Janeiro.    Study subjects: adults and elderly who live with chronic venous ulcers and who are currently in outpatient  treatment.  For  data  collection,  it  will  be  used  the  Protocol  I  B  -  Adapted  - Evaluation  of  patients  with  venous  ulcers  (registered  in  PROAP/UFF);  the  script  of  a phenomenological interview and the record of the expressions related to the narrative of the body. Data will be collected according to the phenomenological method proposed by Amedeo  Giorgi  and  discourse  analysis  will  be  implemented  based  on the  framework  of Merleau-Ponty.
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