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Nursing Inquiry

Miriam Bender, Dave Holmes
There is an enduring debate in nursing regarding the art-science dualism, involving an articulation of two distinct 'kinds' of disciplinary knowledge: objective/scientific and subjective/artistic. Nursing identifies both as necessary, yet unbridgeable, which creates problems in constructing a coherent disciplinary knowledge base. We describe how this problem arises based on an ontological assumption of two different kinds of 'stuff' in the world: that with essential determinate properties and that without essential properties...
April 1, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Deanne J O'Rourke, Genevieve N Thompson, Diana E McMillan
This discussion paper aims to explore potential ethical and moral implications of (patient) centredness in nursing and healthcare. Healthcare is experiencing a philosophical shift from a perspective where the health professional is positioned as the expert to one that re-centres care and service provision central to the needs and desires of the persons served. This centred approach to healthcare delivery has gained a moral authority as the right thing to do. However, little attention has been given to its moral and ethical theoretical grounding and potential implications for nurses, persons served and the healthcare system...
March 27, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Davina Allen, Mary Ellen Purkis, Anne Marie Rafferty, Aud Obstfelder
Nurses make an important contribution to the organisation and coordination of patient care but receive little formal educational preparation for this work. This paper builds on Allen's care trajectory management framework to specify evidence-based and theoretically informed competencies for this component of the nursing role and proposes how these might be incorporated into nursing curricula. This is necessary so that at the point of registration nurses have the expertise to realise their potential as both providers and organisers of patient care and are better able to articulate and develop this aspect of nursing practice...
March 19, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Valerie Fleming, Yvonne Robb
It is over 20 years since Michael Crotty's groundbreaking critique of phenomenological research in nursing. However, rather than entering into the acrimonious discussions that followed, we developed a research method that we believed translated Gadamer's philosophy into the world of empirical research. Fundamental to that work was our differentiation of hermeneutics from phenomenology. The aim of the present paper was to provide a critical analysis of the citations from publication in 2003 until the end of 2017...
March 8, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Åsa Kneck, Åsa Audulv
Longitudinal qualitative research in nursing is rare but becoming more common. Data collection and analysis over time provide some intriguing possibilities to better understand processes, development, and change in illness experience, healthcare organizations, and self-management. This paper aims to present a process for analyzing qualitative longitudinal data material, namely the Pattern-Oriented Longitudinal Analysis approach (POLA). We developed this approach after synthesizing experiences from two longitudinal qualitative projects and comparing our procedures and reflections with the relevant literature...
March 5, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Tiziana M L Sala Defilippis, Katherine Curtis, Ann Gallagher
The term 'moral resilience' has been gaining momentum in the nursing ethics literature. This may be due to it representing a potential response to moral problems such as moral distress. Moral resilience has been conceptualised as a factor that inhibits immoral actions, as a favourable outcome and as an ability to bounce back after a morally distressing situation. In this article, the philosophical analysis of moral resilience is developed by challenging these conceptualisations and highlighting the risks of such limiting perspectives...
February 28, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Mara Kaiser, Helen Kohlen, Vera Caine
While feelings of disgust and repulsion are experienced and accepted as part of care practices of nurses who work in palliative care, they are often silenced. Working alongside two palliative care nurses in a hospice setting, we engaged in a narrative inquiry to inquire into their experiences of disgust. The study took place in a palliative care setting in a large urban city in Germany. We understand care practices as actions that follow a logic of care. According to a logic of care, actions are situated within a social context, given by specific relationships including power, and individual needs...
February 28, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Rochelle Einboden, Trudy Rudge, Colleen Varcoe
Nurses are well positioned to contribute to child protection efforts but are underutilised. This paper describes a critical discursive analysis of nursing responses to child neglect and abuse (CN&A) in British Columbia, Canada. Legal and practice guidelines were analysed alongside nurse interview texts, offering a glimpse into how nurses prevent CN&A in their everyday practice with families. Results show how the primacy of mandatory reporting to child protection authorities coordinates a series of deferrals and how nurses engage with and interrupt these deferrals in everyday practice...
February 22, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Sunny Jiao
Of the various debates surrounding harm reduction, a conceptual tension that perhaps has the most relevance for the provision of services is that of harm reduction as a technical solution versus a contextualized social practice. The aim of this paper was to examine this conceptual tension. First, the two perspectives will be presented through the use of examples. Second, philosophical drivers that serve to underpin and justify each perspective will be explicated at the level of the knowledge that we privilege; the ideologies that we subscribe to; and the interests that we stand to serve...
February 17, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Margie Burns, Shelley Peacock
Phenomenology is one of the most popular qualitative research methodologies used in nursing research. Although interpretive phenomenology is often a logical choice to address the concerns of nursing, the vast number of methods of phenomenology means choosing an appropriate method can be daunting, especially for novice researchers. It is critical that nurse researchers select a phenomenological method that fits the research problem and the skill and world view of the researcher; doing so will result in a research experience that resonates with and excites the researcher...
January 22, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Elizabeth Smythe
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April 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Graham McCaffrey
Humanism has appeared intermittently in the nursing literature as a concept that can be used in understanding nursing. I return to the concept in response to noticing the term appearing in the context of health humanities, where it is loosely associated both with humanities and being humane. I review the usage and critiques of humanism in both nursing and medical literature and then re-evaluate what the idea of humanism might hold for nursing, trying to avoid the traps of an over-determination of the human subject, or dichotomizing nursing as art or science, technology or caring...
January 17, 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Damien Contandriopoulos
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January 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Elisabeth Bergdahl
Meta-synthesis of qualitative research can be an important way to consolidate and grow nursing knowledge and theory. However, from recent readings of such works in the nursing literature, one can observe that there is increasing use of meta-synthesis being used as a way to simply aggregate qualitative research findings in a manner claimed to be similar to quantitative meta-research while also remaining compatible with the qualitative research tradition. The aim of this paper is to discuss whether this meta-aggregation form of research has a sound epistemological foundation and should be considered a viable form of meta-synthesis...
January 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Sally Thorne
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January 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Stephanie Tierney, Roberta Bivins, Kate Seers
Compassion in healthcare has received significant attention recently, on an international scale, with concern raised about its absence during clinical interactions. As a concept, compassionate care has been linked to nursing. We examined historical discourse on this topic, to understand and situate current debates on compassionate care as a hallmark of high-quality services. Documents we looked at illustrated how responsibility for delivering compassionate care cannot be consigned to individual nurses. Health professionals must have the right environmental circumstances to be able to provide and engage in compassionate interactions with patients and their relatives...
January 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Paulo Roberto Lima Falcão do Vale, Sheila Cerqueira, Hudson P Santos, Beth P Black, Evanilda Souza de Santana Carvalho
The rapidly increasing number of cases of Zika virus and limited understanding of its congenital sequelae (e.g., microcephaly) led to stories of fear and uncertainty across social media and other mass communication networks. In this study, we used techniques generic to netnography, a form of ethnography, using Internet-based computer-mediated communications as a source of data to understand the experience and perceptions of families with infants diagnosed with Zika-related microcephaly. We screened 27 YouTube™ videos published online between October 2015 and July 2016, during which the Zika epidemic started, peaked, and declined...
January 2019: Nursing Inquiry
Blake Peck, Jane Mummery
The cornerstone of contemporary nursing practice is the provision of individualised nursing care. Sustaining and nourishing the stream of research frameworks that inform individualised care are the findings from qualitative research. At the centre of much qualitative research practice, however, is an assumption that experiential understanding can be delivered through a thematisation of meaning which, it will be argued, can lead the researcher to make unsustainable assumptions about the relations of language and meaning-making to experience...
December 21, 2018: Nursing Inquiry
Renata de Moura Bubadué, Ivone Evangelista Cabral
Children with HIV are dependent on taking continuous medication and care, and family preparation is required when disclosing HIV. This study aimed to unveil families' experiences with HIV disclosure to children under 13 years old. Eight family members who have disclosed HIV to seropositive children were interviewed in-depth and individually. The fieldwork took place at a public paediatric outpatient hospital in Rio de Janeiro. The results showed that the family members' discourse highlighted two ways of knowing their own condition and disclosing the condition of the children with HIV...
December 18, 2018: Nursing Inquiry
Maria Cable, Daniel Kelly
This paper analyses the development of the specialism of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer care via a Foucauldian lens to consider how knowledge and awareness have grown since questions were first raised about unmet needs of AYAs with cancer. The AYA specialism has gathered momentum over the last 30 years in the United Kingdom (UK) and is fast gathering pace internationally. Fundamental to this process has been the combined contribution from nursing and other health professionals, researchers, policy-makers and philanthropists...
December 18, 2018: Nursing Inquiry
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