This Reader reproduces fifteen classic and influential accounts of nursing research selected by a panel of senior nurse researchers and teachers. It provides accompanying commentary explaining why the research is good, how it relates to the research tradition and the influence and impact of the piece of research.
Introductory and concluding chapters review the literature on the evaluation of research and the position of nursing research in relation to that conducted in medicine generally. Exemplary Research for Nursing and Midwifery is an invaluable reference for any nurse of midwife embarking on the research process.
Table of Contents
Research Classics 1. The Proper Study of the Nurse 2. The Unpopular Patient 3. Information: A Prescription Against Pain 4. An Investigation of Geriatric Nursing Problems 5. Pressure Sores 6. A Case Study of the Functioning of Social Systems as a Defence Against Anxiety Conceptualising Practice 7. From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice 8. (Re) Writing Ethnography: The Unsettling Questions for Nursing Research Raised by Post-Structural Approaches to 'The Field' 9. Knowing the Body and Embodiment: Methodologies, Discourses and Nursing 10. Feminism, Relativism and the Philosophy of Science: An Overview 11. Doing Occupational Demarcation: The Boundary Work of Nurse Managers in a District General Hospital 12. Understanding Family Care: A Multidimensional Model of Caring and Coping Clinical Effectiveness 13. Controlled Trial of Psychiatric Nurse Therapists in Primary Care 14. A Randomised Clinical Train of Early Hospital Discharge and Home Follow-up of Very-Low-Birthweight Infants 15. Comprehensive Discharge Planning and Home Follow-up of Hospitalised Elders 16. An Evaluation of Health Visitor's Visits to the Elderly 17. West Berkshire Perineal Management Trial 18. Lower Medicare Mortality Among a Set of Hospitals Known for Good Nursing Care 19. Research for Whom? The Politics of Research Dissemination and Application