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 vice 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 ted 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 vice 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
Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, is Professor and immediate Past-Director of WellStar School of Nursing, Kennesaw State University, GA, USA. She is also a licensed psychotherapist and a nurse-anthropologist researcher. Dr. de Chesnay has specialised in treating children of sexual abuse and trafficking in her private psychotherapy practice, has developed culturally based interventions, and has taught content about vulnerable populations for many years. She is the author of the third edition of Caring for the Vulnerable (2012) and has authored six book chapters and 19 journal articles. Dr. de Chesnay has been a PI or co-PI on numerous grants and has served as a consultant on research, academic, continuing education, and law enforcement projects. She served as Secretary of the Council on Nursing and Anthropology (CONAA) of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SFAA). Recently, Dr. De Chesnay was invited to serve on the Georgia State Governor's Task Force called CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children). She has presented nationally and internationally in nursing and anthropology, and has published on incest and sex tourism and about applying various qualitative approaches to clinical research. She was a keynote speaker at numerous conferences including Sigma Theta Tau and International Society of Psychiatric Nurses. Additionally, Dr. De Chesnay has conducted ethnographic fieldwork and participatory action research in Latin America and the Caribbean.