Narrative Research in Nursing / Edition 1

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Narratives are increasingly used within nursing because of their ability to provide answers to research questions which are difficult to answer by more traditional research methods e.g. to support investigation into the experience of illness, the practice of nursing, or to develop nurse education. This distinctive text provides a comprehensive yet straightforward introduction to narrative research which Examines the skills needed to perform narrative interviews, analyse data, and publish results and enables nurse researchers to use the method systematically and rigorously.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an excellent book that offers a clear well-written and accessible guide to relatively new research method for many health professionals." (Practising Midwife, December 2008)

"This book is very much a 'must have' handbook for those embarking on undertaking narrative research." (Nursing Times, 2 Oct 2007)

"Any book that promotes qualitative research and links it in with the art of nursing gets my vote... The authors set about the topic with obvious enthusiasm. The short, sharp chapters address all the hot topics of narrative research, including ethical principles and what to do if you feel your subjects are not telling the truth." (Nursing Standard, vol 21, May-June 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405114080
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Immy Holloway is a sociologist of health and illness and Reader in the Institute of Health and Community Studies at Bournemouth University. Professor Dawn Freshwater is Reader in Primary Care in the Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: The nature of narratives.

Chapter 1 What is a narrative?.

Chapter 2 The appropriateness of narratives for nursing and health care.

Chapter 3 Social construction, postmodernism and narrative identity.

Chapter 4 Rigour in narrative research.

Section 2: Strategies and procedures in narrative research.

Chapter 5 The art of sampling.

Chapter 6 Data collection in narrative research.

Chapter 7 Narrative analysis: Contextualising narratives.

Chapter 8 Presenting the findings.

Section 3: Quality and authenticity in narrative research.

Chapter 9 Narrative and ethics.

Chapter 10 Critical review and problems.

Chapter 11 The evaluation of narrative research reports and articles.

Chapter 12 Publication and dissemination.

Section 4: The practicalities of narrative research.

Chapter 13 The skills of the narrative researcher.

Chapter 14 Transcribing narrative data.

Chapter 15 Writing a proposal for narrative research nursing

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