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Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research

1st Edition

Edited by Cheryl Tatano Beck


650 pages

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Qualitative research, once on the fringes, now plays a central part in advancing nursing and midwifery knowledge, contributing to the development of the evidence base for healthcare practice. Divided into four parts, this authoritative handbook contains over forty chapters on the state of the art and science of qualitative research in nursing.

The first part begins by addressing the significance of qualitative inquiry to the development of nursing knowledge, and then goes on to explore in depth programs of qualitative nursing research. The second section focuses on a wide range of core qualitative methods, from descriptive phenomenology, through to formal grounded theory and to ethnography, and narrative research. The third section highlights key issues and controversies in contemporary qualitative nursing research, including discussion of ethical and political issues, evidence-based practice and Internet research. The final section takes a unique look at qualitative nursing research as it is practiced throughout the world with chapters on countries and regions from the UK and Europe, North America, Australasia, Latin America, to Japan, China, and Korea.

With an international selection of established scholars contributing, this is an essential overview and will help to propel qualitative research in nursing well into the twenty-first century. It is an invaluable reference for all nursing researchers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Qualitative Nursing Research Cheryl Tatano Beck Part 1: What Does Qualitative Nursing Research Do? 2. The Development of Qualitative Nursing Research? Janice M. Morse 3. Building on "Grab" Attending to "Fit" and Being Prepared to "Modify": How Grounded Theory "Works" to Guide a Health Intervention for Abused Women Judith Wuest, Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Marilyn Merritt-Gray and Colleen Varcoe 4. The Power of Qualitative Inquiry: Traumatic Experiences of Marginalized Groups Joanne M. Hall 5. Learning About the Nature of Fatigue Karin Olson 6. Using a Qualitative Method to Describe the Experiences of Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome Siv Söderberg 7. Qualitative Research Program in the Care of Ventilator – Dependent ICU Patients Mary Beth Happ 8. Cultural Aspects of Latino Early Childhood Obesity Lauren Clark, Susan L. Johnson, Mary E. O’Connor and Jane Lassetter 9. Bringing Visibility to an Invisible Phenomenon: A Postpartum Depression Research Program Cheryl Tatano Beck Part 2: Qualitative Research Methods 10. Descriptive Phenomenology Cheryl Tatano Beck 11. Interpretive Phenomenology Patricia L. Munhall 12. Glaserian Grounded Theory: The Enduring Method Phyllis Noerager Stern 13. Strauss’ Grounded Theory Juliet Corbin 14. New Directions in Grounded Theory Rita Sara Schreiber and Wanda Martin 15. Traditional Ethnography Pamela J. Brink 16. Ethnonursing Method of Dr. Madeleine Leininger Marilyn A. Ray, Edith Morris and Marilyn McFarland 17. Critical Ethnography Karen Lucas Breda 18. Institutional Ethnography Janet M. Rankin 19. Historical Research in Nursing: A Current Outlook Sandra B. Lewenson 20. Narrative Inquiry Patricia Hill Bailey, Phyllis Montgomery and Sharolyn Mossey 21. Discourse Analysis Michael Traynor 22. Interpretive Description Sally Thorne 23. Focus Groups Denise Côté-Arsenault 24. Participatory Action Research: A New Science for Nursing? Lynne Young 25. Metasynthesis Barbara Paterson 26. Synthesizing Qualitative and Quantitative Research Findings Margarete Sandelowski, Corrine I. Voils, Jamie L. Crandell and Jennifer Leeman Part 3: Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Nursing Research Methods 27. Ethical issues in Qualitative Nursing Research Wendy Austin 28. Politics and Qualitative Nursing Research Joy Johnson 29. Internet Qualitative Research Eun-Ok Im and Wonshik Chee 30. Secondary Qualitative Data Analysis Sally Thorne 31. Evidence Based Practice: Contributions and Possibilities for Qualitative Research Barbara Bowers Part 4: International Qualitative Nursing Research: State of the Science 32. International Qualitative Nursing Research: State of the Science in England/Wales/Scotland Dawn Freshwater and Jane Cahill 33. Qualitative Nursing Research in Ireland: An Overview of the Journey to Date Carolyn Tobin 34. Qualitative Nursing Research in Canada: State of the Science Joan M. Anderson 35. Australia and New Zealand Qualitative Nursing Research Jennieffer Barr 36. Qualitative Nursing Research in Latin America: The Cases of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico (Colombia) María Claudia Duque-Páramo and Fabiola Castellanos (Brazil) Maria Itayra Padilha (Chile) Olivia Inés Sanhueza-Alvarado (Mexico) María Magdalena Alonso Castillo, Karla Selene López-García and Yolanda Flores-Peña 37. Qualitative Nursing Research in Spain: An Evolving Strategy of Resistance Andreu Bover-Bover, Margalida Miró-Bonet, Concha Zaforteza-Lallemand and Denise Gastaldo 38. State of Science of Qualitative Nursing Research in Portugal Marta Lima-Basto 39. Finland/Sweden: Qualitative Research from Nursing to Caring Terese Bondas 40. Qualitative Nursing Research in Norway, Denmark, and Iceland Marit Kirkevold 41. Qualitative Nursing Research in the Netherlands and Flanders Maria Grypdonck, Marijke C. Kars, Ann Van Hecke and Sofie Verhaeghe 42. Qualitative Nursing Research in Korea Kyung Rim Shin, Miyoung Kim and Seung Eun Chung 43. Qualitative Nursing Research in Japan: A State of the Science Shigeko Saiki-Craighill 44. Qualitative Nursing Research in South East Asia, China, and Taiwan David Arthur 45. Future Directions of International Qualitative Nursing Research Cheryl Tatano Beck

About the Editor

Cheryl Tatano Beck is Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Education & Training
MEDICAL / Nursing / Research & Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology