nursing supervision, with special reference to ethical decision making. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 33 (6 629-637. The nurse walks past and sees the daughter putting a towel under her mothers foot and says angrily: Youre not allowed to do that We use special pillows for that I said Id come! After the researcher had left the ICU, she transformed these notes into comprehensive, descriptive field notes containing both observations of participants discourse and behaviour in and beyond situations of conflict and informal conversations with the participants. Allowing the creation of a partnership between staff and relatives on a structural level can reduce the potential dividing influence of ethno-cultural differences during critical care. This may include space and spatial cues (spradley, 1980 or "largely unarticulated contextual understanding that is often manifested in nods, silences, humour and naughty nuances" (altheide johnson, 1998.297). Third, selective coding was performed to determine the core category (views on good care) around which the related categories are clustered 31,. All data were collected by the first author (RVK a trained ethnographer and sociologist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Conclusion This paper has provided a brief insight into ethnography, and its value as research method that provides the means to study cultural functioning. PubMed PubMed Central View Article Google Scholar Eggenberger SK, Nelms.
Intensive care nurses encounters with multicultural families in Norway: an exploratory study. Social Science Medicine, 44 (10. Nurse : Well, because that, erm, has to do with the patients privacy. Professional and cultural conflicts for intensive care nurses. I go out of quarantine and go and ask the nurses if there is a pillow anywhere. Different professionals have reported their walt Whitmans Poem, Beat! Beat! Drums practices but what is currently lacking is a well-theorized, interprofessional synthesis. View Article Google Scholar Alonso. Doctor: It is possible. The ethnographic researcher is "participating covertly or overtly in people's lives for an extended period of time, watching what happens, listening to what is said, asking questions" (hammersley atkinson, 1995.1).
Ethnography and health care.
Ethnography has been overlooked as a qualitative methodology for the in depth study of healthcare issues in the context in which they occur.
Different professions express care through the medium of touch in different ways.
They all, however, expect to initiate touch rather than for patients to.
Various practices negotiate boundaries that define safe spaces between health care professions and patients.