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Making better use of older people’s narratives

24 July 2011

Nursing Older People


For some nurses, conversations with an older patient are simply the backdrop to caregiving; they represent social pleasantries that help to dignify the sometimes...

The narrative research trail: values of ambiguity and relationships

01 July 2005

Nurse Researcher


Engle Angela Chan sets out the experiential function of ambiguity in nursing research through a narrative study of Canadian college nurse educators. Through the...

Open AccessOC17 – Merging the person and the illness: the lived experience of emerging adults with childhood onset chronic illness

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Transition of care. Chronic illness is emerging as major health problem in the developed world. This study explored the lived experiences of emerging adults...

Improving clinical reasoning in children’s nursing through narrative analysis

04 July 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


This article introduces the reader to the use of narratives to inform and enhance patient care. In this context narratives are specific stories about patient care...

Writing about nursing research: a storytelling approach

01 October 2002

Nurse Researcher


In this article Gavin Fairbairn and Alex Carson argue that much of what is written by nurses is needlessly difficult, especially when it concerns research they have...

Use of patient narratives in promoting recovery from depression

25 July 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

This article uses the example of depression to explore the role of patient narratives in promoting recovery from mental ill health. The increasing use of patient...

An adaptable instrument and method for exploring care and compassion

23 January 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Narratives, particularly when visual and auditory elements are added to words, reveal more about cultures and behaviours, including those present in...

Portraiture: a methodology through which success and positivity can be explored and reflected

14 January 2015

Nurse Researcher

Arts-based approaches

Aim To present an overview of portraiture. Background Nursing is increasingly embracing more arts-based approaches as research methodologies. Portraiture has an...