The importance of emancipatory research to contemporary nursing practice

Rose, Jayln and Glass, Nel (2008) The importance of emancipatory research to contemporary nursing practice. Contempory Nurse: Health Care across the Lifespan, 29 (1). pp. 8-22. ISSN 1037-6178


When considering the significant changes that continue to transform nursing practice, a focus on evidenced-based practice has clearly placed nursing research at the forefront of professional practice.The aim of this paper is to highlight the important contribution that emancipatory research methodologies can make to the ongoing development of contemporary nursing practice. A research example
demonstrates how an emancipatory framework was applied to a recent doctoral study undertaken with Australian community nurses who provided palliative care.The research focus was on exploring the relationship between the nurse’s
emotional well-being and their professional practice.The research was epistemologically located within a critical and feminist framework. Emancipatory research is well situated to address the subjective experiences of nurses and to contribute strongly to the future of nursing practice.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2011 03:17
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 04:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing research; emancipation; feminist theory; critical social science; community nurses; emotional well-being
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111718 Residential Client Care
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

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