This hermeneutic phenomenological study was undertaken in response to the recent re-organization of stroke unit provision in the United Kingdom. Through the analysis of four acute stroke unit practitioners' subjective accounts, the acute stroke unit emerged as a dynamic, meaningful space, where they experienced authenticity and belonging. The findings showed how these practitioners navigated their way through the space, thriving, and/or surviving its' associated vulnerabilities. They offer a different gaze on which to attend to the complexity and challenge that is interwoven with health professionals’ flourishing, the spatiality of healthcare practice, and perhaps other demanding places of work.
- Acute stroke unit
- Healthcare practitioners
- Lived Experience
- School of Health Sciences - Professor of Nursing Practice
- Centre for Arts and Wellbeing
- Long-term Conditions and Rehabilitation Research and Enterprise Group