An introduction to nursing and midwifery research. The first part introduces the strategies and processes of doing research. The second uses instances of empirical work in Ireland to illustrate the practical application of research strategies.
- contextualizing Irish nursing research
planning a research project
the research critique
ethical dimensions in research. Part 2
- factors influencing nurses' assessment of pain
patients experiences of in-patient mental health care
study of Irish women diagnosed with breast cancer
role of the professional general nurse as perceived and understood by Irish general nurses
hospital nurses' perceptions of health promotion
evaluation case study of the Registration/Diploma nursing programme in Ireland
the making of midwives.
"A highly professional symposium textbook which comes at a good moment for public relations ... and this reminds us that [nurses] are not just carers and moppers-up when the doctors are otherwise engaged, but themselves skilled and knowledgeable health practitioners..."
Books Ireland Dec 1999
"This book encompasses many of the things I have learnt over the years to discuss with BSc, MSc and PhD students and clinically-based nurses, prior to supporting them through their research. I will save myself some time and loan them the book. I rather wish I had written it myself."
Jane Mallett, Nursing and Therapy Research and Development Manager Nursing Times May 2000