Chapter 1 What is a narrative?.
Chapter 2 The appropriateness of narratives for nursing and health care.
Chapter 3 Social construction, postmodernism and narrative identity.
Chapter 4 Rigour in narrative research.
Section 2: Strategies and procedures in narrative research.
Chapter 5 The art of sampling.
Chapter 6 Data collection in narrative research.
Chapter 7 Narrative analysis: Contextualising narratives.
Chapter 8 Presenting the findings.
Section 3: Quality and authenticity in narrative research.
Chapter 9 Narrative and ethics.
Chapter 10 Critical review and problems.
Chapter 11 The evaluation of narrative research reports and articles.
Chapter 12 Publication and dissemination.
Section 4: The practicalities of narrative research.
Chapter 13 The skills of the narrative researcher.
Chapter 14 Transcribing narrative data.
Chapter 15 Writing a proposal for narrative research nursing
"This book is very much a 'must have' handbook for those embarking on undertaking narrative research." (Nursing Times, 2 Oct 2007)
"Any book that promotes qualitative research and links it in with the art of nursing gets my vote... The authors set about the topic with obvious enthusiasm. The short, sharp chapters address all the hot topics of narrative research, including ethical principles and what to do if you feel your subjects are not telling the truth." (Nursing Standard, vol 21, May-June 2007)
* Stresses the importance of critical evaluation
* Includes case studies and clinical examples
* Covers methodological and practical issues