This year, the American Journal of Nursing named eight of our books as winners of the 2014 AJN Book of the Year awards in their respective categories. Thanks to our nursing authors, Springer Publishing had more individual books honored this year than any other winning publisher, and tied for the most awards won by a single publisher. This weekly feature showcases our winning authors and their outstanding titles.

Nursing Research Using Ethnography

Winner, Third Place, Nursing Research

"[A]n excellent book for researchers who want to conduct nursing research using ethnography... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!"

-- Doody's Book Reviews

In this title, scholars of qualitative ethnography research review the philosophical basis for choosing ethnography as a research tool, providing directives on how to solve practical problems related to ethnography research, nursing examples, and discussion of the current state of the art. Learn More

About the Author

Mary de Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, is professor at Kennesaw State University, School of Nursing, Kennesaw, Georgia. She has received 13 research grants and 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 third edition (with a fourth edition to be published in 2015). 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 vice president of the Southern Nursing Research Society.