Quality of life became a key notion in the Danish health policy since 2004, with a vision centered around heightening life’s quality for people, including people with a chronic illness.
Through the disciplines of Merleau-Ponty, this thesis examines the quality of life for people living with a chronic illness, namely multiple sclerosis. The thesis builds on established phenomenological research in the field of the lived experiences, investigating the concept of quality of life while having multiple sclerosis.
Primary research fieldwork consisting of three participatory observations were conducted and utilized to support the development of the phenomenological interview, inspired by Merleau-Ponty´s views. The empirical data was collected from phenomenological interviews of the moving and sensing body. The focus has been the lived experience from a first person´s perspective for three subjects suffering from sclerosis. The observations and interviews took place at Sclerosehospitalet Haslev, in Denmark.
Merleau-Ponty emphasizes the ambiguity of the body, as he places bodily existence in a category of its own, independent of the physiological and psychological realms. This thesis addresses the embodiment and experience where the subject is perceiving pre-reflectively. Findings are presented in light of the aforementioned approach.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 aug. 2019|