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Nursing Research Using Ethnography

SKU# 9780826134653

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing


  • Mary De Chesnay PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
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[A]n excellent book for researchers who want to conduct nursing research using ethnography... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!" -- Doody's Book Reviews

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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 28, 2014
  • Page Count 372
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826134653
  • EISBN 9780826134660

Table of Contents 

Foreword by Janice Morse


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