Nurses face the imperative for practice grounded in research-based evidence. The book demonstrates how qualitative methodologies can produce rigorous and valid research. Drawing on empirical data each chapter introduces a particular contemporary approach; examines the literature in its field; discusses its relevance for nursing and health care; and explains what claims to knowledge can be made.
Joanna Latimer is Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, and Professor in the ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics. She has been researching medical knowledge and practice ethnographically for 30 years.
Professor Immy Holloway has been at Bournemouth University since its inception and works in the School of Health and Social Care. Though now retired from full-time work, she still takes an active in teaching and PhD supervision. She wrote, edited and co-wrote several books in the field of qualitative research which have been translated into several languages and published articles in peer reviewed journals. Her latest book is A-Z of Qualitative Research in Healthcare. (2008) Oxford: Blackwell.
Stephanie Wheeler, an academic with a nursing and health visiting background, is a specialist in healthcare ethics and was for many years chair of an ethics committee. She has given lectures on ethics all over the UK, organised research conferences in qualitative research and also published in this field.
This essential book serves as an excellent introductory text for baccalaureate students, as well as for beginning graduate students.
Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions distills the authors’ years of expertise in intervention research into comprehensive, easy-to-follow chapters. It is a must-have resource for students, researchers and healthcare professionals wishing to impact the future of patient care.
Against current thinking that proselytises the rise of laboratory science, Professor Latimer shows how the genetic clinic is at the heart of the revolution in the new genetics. Tracing how work on the abnormal in an embryonic genetic science, dysmorphology, is changing our thinking about the normal, The Gene, the Clinic, and the Family charts new understandings about family, procreation and choice. Far from medicine experiencing the much-proclaimed ‘death of the clinic’, this book shows how medicine is both reasserting its status as a science and revitalising its dominance over society, not only for now but for societies in the future.
This book will appeal to students, scholars and professionals interested in medical sociology, science and technology studies, the anthropology of science, medical science and genetics, as well as genetic counselling.
It describes the normal processes and issues which arise at different stages in a person's life connected with sexuality, and goes on to describe the particular issues and concerns that arise when there is illness, disfigurement, physical or mental disability.
The Challenge of Sexuality in Health Care will provide qualified nurses, students, and health care professionals with the confidence to encourage patients to raise any concerns they might have.