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Title Nursing research using life history : qualitative designs and methods in nursing / Mary de Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, editor
Published New York, New York : Springer Publishing Company, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 247 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Qualitative Designs and Methods
Qualitative Designs and Methods
Contents Overview of life history / Mary de Chesnay -- State of art in nursing research using life history / Mary de Chesnay -- Collecting life histories / Mary de Chesnay and Murray J. Fisher -- Embracing the ugly child within : life history of an incest survivor / Leslie West-Sands -- Whistle-blowing as self-reported disclosure by incest survivors / Edwina Skiba-King -- The stories of us : using life histories to inform practice / Adelita Cantu -- Theorized life histories : masculinity and male suicide / Jo River and Murray J. Fisher -- Using life history to explore the experience of women living with a rare chronic illness : lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) / Denise Haylen and Murray J. Fisher -- Introduction to life histories as doctoral class assignment / Mary de Chesnay -- Losing a child to brainstem tumor : life history of Nora / Brenda Brown -- Successfully overcoming breast cancer : Nicole's story / Katrina Embrey -- Overcoming substance abuse : a life history of Alexa / Nancy Capponi
Summary Life history is a qualitative research method used to tell the story of an individual through the eyes of a researcher, who frames the story within the context of the culture in which the person lived. In this book, experienced scholars in qualitative life history research discuss the theoretical rationale for using this design, describe its components, and delineate a practical plan to conduct studies, including a focus on appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential pitfalls. Examples from published nursing research with author commentary help to support new researchers in maki
Of the LiteratureAreas of Agreement; Areas of Disagreement; Deficiencies in the Existing Research; Research Questions; Methodology; Sample; Life History Design; The Researcher as Instrument; Interview Guide; Conduct of Interviews; Human Subjects Approval; Setting; Transcriptionists; Data Analysis; Results; Summary of Themes; The Stories; Key Informant #1: Allyson; Key Informant #2: Becky; Themes and Subthemes; Theme #1: Coping; Theme #2: Self-Image; Theme #3: Communication Barriers; Theme #4: Communication Facilitators; Discussion; Whistleblowing in Small Organizations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource (ebrary, viewed November 24, 2014); title from title page
Subject Nursing -- Research -- Methodology.
Nursing -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author De Chesnay, Mary, editor
ISBN 0826134645 (electronic bk.)
9780826134646 (electronic bk.)