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Nursing Research Using Ethnography: Qualitative Designs and Methods

by Mary De Chesnay Springer Publishing Company
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Ethnography is a qualitative research design that focuses on the study of people to explore cultural phenomena. This concise, "how to" guide to conducting qualitative ethnography research spearheads a new series, Qualitative Designs and Methods, for novice researchers and specialists alike focusing on state-of-the-art methodologies from a nursing perspective. Scholars of qualitative ethnography research review the philosophical basis for choosing ethnography as a research tool and describe in depth its key features and development level. They provide directives on how to solve practical problems related to ethnography research, nursing examples, and discussion of the current state of the art. This includes a comprehensive plan for conducting studies and a discussion of appropriate measures, ethical considerations, and potential problems.

Examples of published ethnography nursing research worldwide, along with author commentary, support the new researcher in making decisions and facing challenges. Each chapter includes objectives, competencies, review questions, critical thinking exercises, and web links for more in-depth research. A practical point of view pervades the book, which is geared to help novice researchers and specialists expand their competencies, engage graduate teachers and students and in-service educators and students, and aid nursing research in larger health institutions.

Key Features:
•Includes examples of state-of-the-art ethnography nursing research with content analysis
•Presents a comprehensive plan for conducting studies and appropriate measures, ethical considerations, and potential challenges
•Describes theoretical underpinnings, key features, and development level
•Written by ethnography scholars from around the world

Foreword by Janice Morse Preface Prologue: Commonalities of Qualitative Research by Mary de Chesnay Chapter 1: Overview of Ethnography Mary de Chesnay Chapter 2: State of Art in Nursing Research Using Ethnography Diane Keen and Mary de Chesnay Chapter 3: Ethnographic Methods Mary de Chesnay Chapter 4: Caminando mas cerca con Dios: Ethnographic Study of Nicaraguan Men's Health Needs Carl Ross Chapter 5: How to Conduct an Ethnography Ditsapelo MacFarland Chapter 6: Implementing a Needle Exchange Program: An Ethnographic Analysis Jeri Milstead Chapter 7: Traditional Ethnography Pamela Brink Chapter 8: Using Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) in Ghana Nana Boadu and Gina Higgenbottom Chapter 9: Homeless Adolescent Mothers Mikki Meadows-Oliver Chapter 10: The Application of Leininger's Ethnography/ethnonursing Research Methodology in studying the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico Carol Holtz Chapter 11: The Research, the Women, and Me: Ethnography in a Storefront Black Church Mary Abrums Chapter 12: Qualitative Inquiry: Once a Doubting Thomas, Now a Prophet Joanne Singleton Chapter 13: A Focused Ethnographic Study of Women in Recovery from Alcohol Abuse Leslie Robbins Chapter 14: Personal Privacy and Interactional Patterns in a Nursing Home Mary Applegate and Janice Morse Chapter 15: Cultural Variation in Behavioral Response to Parturition: Childbirth in Figi With Commentary Janice Morse Appendix A: List of Journals That Publish Qualitative Research Appendix B: Essential Elements for a Qualitative Proposal Tommie Nelms Appendix C: Writing Qualitative Research Proposals Joan. L. Bottorff Appendix D: Outline for a Research Proposal Mary de Chesnay

Mary de Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, is Professor and former Director of Kennesaw State University, School of Nursing, GA. Previous appointments include Interim Director, KSU Clinics at MUST Ministries, GA; Acting Dean, Seattle University, College of Nursing, where she also held an Endowed Chair as Professor; Professor and Dean, Duquesne University, School of Nursing, where she also served as First Chair, Psychiatric Health Division Program and Interim Director, Center for International Nursing; and Professor and Chair, Department of Research, Clemson University, School of Nursing. She has received 13 research grants and, in addition to the Qualitative Designs and Methods series, has authored two books: Sex Trafficking: A Clinical Guide for Nurses (Springer Publishing) and the AJN Book of the Year Award winner, Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice and Research, now in its 3rd edition. Dr. de Chesnay has published 21 journal articles in Qualitative Health Research, Journal of Nursing Management, International Journal of Medicine and Law, and others. She is former editorial board member of Dimensions in Psychiatric Nursing, Advanced Practice in Nursing Quarterly, and Advances in Nursing Science. Currently she is a reviewer for American Journal of Nursing, Qualitative Health Research, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Advances in Nursing Science, and Journal of Professional Nursing. Dr. de Chesnay is a noted expert on qualitative research and a founding member and first Vice President of the Southern Nursing Research Society.