More than time and place: using historical comparative research as a research tool for nursing

Yuginovich, Trudy (2000) More than time and place: using historical comparative research as a research tool for nursing. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 6 (2). pp. 70-75. ISSN 1322-7114


Views of history often seem to be inextricably intertwined with assumptions about past and present political systems and the kind of pressure groups they generate.This fact is important when comparing the history of nursing across different time periods.This paper addresses the relevance of the historical comparative method for nurse historians as it applies to remote area nursing in Australia.The method is an under-utilized but legitimate and important methodological approach in health research, particularly when the research involves more than just content analysis of documents from the past.
Specifically, when researching the history of nursing in Australia across different time periods, this method has much to contribute to our understanding of health-care practice and policy. Its contribution lies in allowing a student of nursing history to find the lessons from the past, which are many in health care.The historical comparative research method provides the
way for comparisons of certain times and events as they relate to the scope of practice of nursing today.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version not held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2010 11:38
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 05:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: history; remote area nursing; historical comparative research
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160808 Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172x.2000.00183.x

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