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Nursing Research Using Historical Methods: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

by Mary De Chesnay Springer Publishing Company
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This is a concise, step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative nursing research using various forms of historical analysis. It is part of a unique series of books devoted to seven different qualitative designs and methods in nursing, written for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency. Historical Research is a qualitative research method that systematically examines past events from existing documents or other data or by interviewing individuals who lived through those events in order to understand the past.

Written by a noted qualitative research scholar and contributing experts, the book describes the philosophical basis for conducting research using historical analysis and delivers an in-depth plan for applying its methodologies to a particular study, including appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges. It presents practical strategies for solving problems related to the conduct of research using the various forms of analysis and presents a rich array of case examples from published nursing research. These include author analyses to support readers in decision-making regarding their own projects. The book embraces such varied topics as such as mental health research, working with Navajo communities, World War II evacuation nursing, and many others. Written for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, it will be of value to health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

Key Features:

• Explains how to conduct nursing research using autobiography, biography, oral history, and document review.

• Presents state of the art designs and protocols

• Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research

• Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical settings in the US and internationally




Foreword: Lynda Nauright

Series Preface: Commonalities of Qualitative Research-Mary de Chesnay

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Appendices

Quote related to History

Chapter 1: Learning the Historical Method: Step by Step

Sandra B. Lewenson and Annemarie McAllister

Chapter 2: Essay on Sources

Patricia D'Antonio


Mary de Chesnay

Chapter 3: Inside Tract of Doing Historical Research: My Dissertation Story

Annemarie McAllister and Sandra B. Lewenson

Chapter 4: History in the Making: Organizing a Nursing History Dissertation

Jeannine Uribe

Chapter 5: Conducting Oral History Research in Community Mental Health Nursing

Geertje Boschma

Chapter 6: Celluloid Angels: the Power of Stories

David Stanley

Chapter 7: The Navajo Experience of Elizabeth Forrester, Public Health Nurse

Mary Ann Ruffing- Rahal

Chapter 8: Sojourner: Life Stories of a Global Health Nurse

Barbara A. Anderson

Chapter 9: Aviation Pioneers: World War II Evacuation Nurses

Susan Y. Stevens

Commentary: History through the Lens of a Nurse

Susan Y. Stevens

Mary de Chesnay, PHD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN is Professor at Kennesaw State University, School of Nursing, Georgia. She has received 13 research grants and has authored two books that have received an AJN Book of the Year award: Sex Trafficking: A Clinical Guide for Nurses (Springer Publishing) and Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice and Research, now in its 4thedition. Dr. de Chesnay has published over 21 journal articles in Qualitative Health Research, Journal of Nursing Management, International Journal of Medicine & Law, and others. A former Dean and Endowed Chair, she reviews for a variety of professional journals. Dr. de Chesnay is a noted expert on qualitative research and a founding member and first VP of the Southern Nursing Research Society.