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Using narrative in nursing research

Maria Joyce Senior lecturer, College of Social Science, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, England

Narrative is a term used in everyday life. While it refers to a spoken or written account or story, it is also an increasingly popular research method. This article explores the role of narrative in nursing research and practice, and evaluates the use of narrative as a research method. Narrative is the study of how humans experience the world and how they interpret this experience. It can be an excellent research method to expand understanding of healthcare provision and individual patient experience.

Nursing Standard. 29, 38, 36-41. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.38.36.e9008


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Received: 24 March 2014

Accepted: 12 June 2014