Ethnography: challenges and opportunities

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Jones, JE and Smith, JE (2017). Ethnography: challenges and opportunities. Evidence-Based Nursing. 20 (4), pp. 98-1000.
AuthorsJones, JE and Smith, JE

Collectively qualitative research is a group of methodologies, with each approach offering a different lens though which to explore, understand, interpret or explain phenomena in real word contexts and settings. This article will provide an overview of one of the many qualitative approaches, ethnography, and its relevance to healthcare. We will use an exemplar based on a study that used participant-as-observer observation and follow-up interviews to explore how occupational therapists embed spirituality into everyday practice, and offer insights into the future directions of ethnography in response to increased globalisation and technological advances.

KeywordsEthnography; Occupational therapy; Spirituality
JournalEvidence-Based Nursing
Journal citation20 (4), pp. 98-1000
PublisherRCN Publishing
BMJ Publishing Group
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Print09 Sep 2017
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Deposited21 Feb 2018
Accepted20 Aug 2017
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