Catalogue


Capturing nursing history : a guide to historical methods in research /
Sandra B. Lewenson, Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, editors.
imprint
New York : Springer Pub., c2008.
description
xx, 236 p.
ISBN
0826115667 (alk. paper), 9780826115669 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Springer Pub., c2008.
isbn
0826115667 (alk. paper)
9780826115669 (alk. paper)
contents note
Why do historical research? / Sandra B. Lewenson and Eleanor Krohn Herrmann -- Conceptual and methodological issues in historical research / Patricia D'Antonio -- Doing historical research / Sandra B. Lewenson -- Using frameworks in historical research / Joy Buck -- Critical issues in the use of biographic methods in nursing history / Sonya J. Grypma -- Oral history research / Geertje Boschma ... [et al.] -- Reflections on researcher subjectivity and identity in nursing history / Geertje Boschma, Sonya J. Grypma, and Florence Melchior -- Historical research in developing countries / Eleanor Krohn Herrmann -- Working with primary sources : an overview / Keith C. Mages and Julie A. Fairman -- "The truth about the past"? : the art of working with archival materials / Christine Hallett -- About artifacts / Eleanor Krohn Herrmann -- Ethical guidelines and standards of professional conduct / Nettie Birnbach -- Using ethical guidelines and standards of professional conduct / Sandra B. Lewenson and Eleanor Krohn Herrmann -- Funding for historical research / Jean C. Whelan and Cynthia Anne Connolly.
catalogue key
6469952
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2008-06-01:
Capturing Nursing History is a long-overdue collection of essays on historical research and its methodology for the discipline of nursing. Guidelines for historical nursing research frequently have been limited to a chapter at best in traditional nursing research textbooks. This guide covers a gamut of topics, ranging from why one should do historical research to specific methodologies; establishing a framework for inquiry; conducting the research and ensuring its rigor; working with primary resources, artifacts, and archival material; the ethics of historical inquiry; funding; and additional resources (in three appendixes). Beneficial to novice historical researchers in nursing and to seasoned nurse-historians, this resource should be adopted as a required text in the nursing research curriculum. All nursing students could be enriched by exposure to historiography and its value in elucidating the context of nursing practice, education, and research. The experience of doing oral history, for example, could expand one's context of caring and connecting to patients, and lead one to question care practices in relation to quality outcomes. History should be more than an attempt to understand the past; the process of doing historical research is valuable for ensuring reflection and rigor in analytical thinking, and for the development of one's nursing identity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels. L. K. Strodtman University of Michigan
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Summaries
Long Description
While research texts abound in the nursing literature and nursing history fields, there has been no hands-on text for describing the process of doing historical research. This book, written by well known and respected nurse historians, will provide the necessary direction, guidance, and examples needed to conduct historical research.This title provides direction and tools for conducting historical research. It describes types of research including biographic and oral histories. It covers frameworks used to study historical events, such as social, political, feminist, intellectual, and cultural. It addresses contemporary issues such as preserving and storing digitalized and tape-recorded data and obtaining institutional review board (IRB) approval for research. It includes case studies providing "how-to" guidance in conducting historical research in nursing.Case studies are used throughout to illustrate various research methods and describe how, why, when, and where historical research is used in nursing.
Main Description
While there have been many research texts in the nursing literature, and nursing history is both taught in courses and of popular interest to practicing nurses, there has never been a hands-on text that describes the process of doing historical research in nursing. This book, contributed by well-known and respected nurse historians, will provide the necessary direction, guidance, and examples needed to conduct historical research. It will cover such topics as historiography, biographical research, using artifacts in historical research, doing archival and other data searches, doing international historical research, and locating funding sources for historical research. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate various methods and describe how, why, when, and where historical research is used in nursing.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Why Do Historical Research?p. 1
Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Historical Researchp. 11
Doing Historical Researchp. 25
Using Frameworks in Historical Researchp. 45
Critical Issues in the Use of Biographic Methods in Nursing Historyp. 63
Oral History Researchp. 79
Reflections on Researcher Subjectivity and Identity in Nursing Historyp. 99
Historical Research in Developing Countriesp. 123
Working With Primary Sources: An Overviewp. 129
"The Truth About the Past?" The Art of Working With Archival Materialsp. 149
About Artifactsp. 159
Ethical Guidelines and Standards of Professional Conductp. 167
Using Ethical Guidelines and Standards of Professional Conductp. 173
Funding for Historical Researchp. 181
Artifacts: Additional Resourcesp. 199
Nursing History Centers, Museums, and Archivesp. 201
Nursing History Internet Sitesp. 217
Indexp. 229
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