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