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1st Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research

Edited By

Cheryl Tatano Beck

ISBN 9780415673563
Published May 22, 2013 by Routledge
680 Pages

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Book Description

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

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