Research has legitimised nursing as a profession, education has been profoundly reformed to reflect a research base, and academic nurses have built their careers around it. Despite the length of time that research has been on the agenda and the influential bodies involved, only a moderate fraction of nurses use research as a base for practice.
Therefore, Evidence-Based Nursing will be exceptionally useful, and its target audience of practitioners is a vitalizing move in the right direction.
Qualitative research in nursing deals with the lived experiences of patients and nurses.
A general and helpful categorization separate qualitative methods into five groups: ethnography, narrative, phenomenological, grounded theory, and case study.