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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826115669
ISBN-10: 0826115667
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Sandra Lewenson

Sandra Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, and lead editor of Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Research a 2008 AJNN Book of the Year Award winner. Lewenson weaves nursing history into her courses on decision-making, nursing education, and nursing research. She recently served as the President of the American Association for the History of Nursing and continues to be actively involved in this organization. Her research interests include nursing's historical political activity, the integration of nursing history into the curriculum, the evidence of nursism and its influence on the profession, and the history of nursing education in the US. She has received the Outstanding Scholarship and Research Award, Teachers College, Columbia University; inducted into the Hall of Fame, Alumni Association, Hunter College; and received the American Association for the History of Nursing "Lavinia Dock Award" for Historical Scholarship and Research in Nursing. Dr. Lewenson is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

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