- Title Pages
- 2 Raymond Hynes: When the Storm of a Lifetime Hits in Mid-Dance
- 3 Albert Hoffer: Bonds Through Thick and Thin
- 4 Klara Bergman: Burdens from the Past
- 5 Frances Legendre: The Price of a Death of One's Own
- 6 Shamira Cook: “Who Am I?”
- 7 Rose Picard: “I'm Allowed to Be Happy Even Though I'm Dying”
- 8 Victor Sloski: “I Want to Die at Home”
- 9 Leonard Patterson: Jagged Edges
- 10 Miriam Lambert: Total Pain and the Despair of an Unlived Life
- 11 Sadie Fineman: A Question of Denial?
- 12 Stanley Gray: “Like Lazarus, He Came Back from the Dead”
- 13 Martin Roy: Trying to Live and Die Well
- 14 Richard Johnson: “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
- 15 Jenny Doyle: “Do I Really Belong in a Hospice Program Yet?”
- 16 Jasmine Claude: A Study in Faith
- 17 Katie Melnick: Living and Dying with God
- 18 Susan Mulroney: A Private Matter
- 19 Costas Metrakis: “It Was Not a Peaceful Death”
- 20 Joey Court: Death of a Child
- 21 Paula Ferrari: Another Triumph of the Spiritual Over the Practical
- 22 Research Methods
- 23 Authors' Comments and Questions for Discussion
- Index of Themes
- (p.397) 22 Research Methods
- Crossing Over
David Barnard (Contributor Webpage)
Patricia Boston R.N.
- Oxford University Press
This chapter aims to outline the premises of the qualitative research, to show the relevance of qualitative methods to palliative care and to explain the specific methods used in this book. It seeks to provide a better understanding of the ethnographic and narrative inquiry that was used in dealing with the experiences of the patients, families, and care givers in the palliative care. In the chapter, the rationale behind this study, the ethnographic methods and techniques used to gather and analyze data, the role played by the participant-observer, and ethical issues related to palliative research in palliative care are discussed and examined.
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