HomeRecoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 7 no. 2 (2019)

The Caring Self: The Older Adult Care Providers’ Experiences

Daisy Palompon



This study explored the meaning of the caring experiences of nurses and caregivers in a private older adult facility. Using Hermeneutic phenomenology, the study interviewed ten informants, and the data gathered were analyzed using NVivo, a qualitative data analysis software. Findings revealed four themes: a) My mission, my passion; b) My Challenge, my victory; c) Caring beyond boundaries and d) Caring beyond self. The study concluded that the caring self of the care providers consists of three dimensions of caring: confident care, strategic care, and enduring care.