Coming to autoethnography: a mental health nurse's experience

Foster, Kim, McAllister, Magaret, and O'Brien, Louise (2005) Coming to autoethnography: a mental health nurse's experience. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 4 (4). pp. 1-15.

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In this article, the authors outline how a doctoral student came to use autoethnography within a narrative inquiry study exploring the experiences of being an adult child of a parent with a psychosis. Throughout the article, they discuss the researcher’s experiences and identify techniques they found useful in preparing for the present research process. As a qualitative research method, autoethnography is useful for making connections between researcher and participant, deepening interpretive analysis of both common and differing experiences, and producing knowledge drawn from compassionate understanding and rigorous reflection.

Item ID: 14028
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1609-4069
Keywords: adult children; autoethnography; evocative writing; parents with psychosis; reflexivity
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Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2010 03:42
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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