Chapter 3. Narrative Research in Nursing

  1. Immy Holloway Professor medical sociologist1 and
  2. Holloway Freshwater Professor Director Fellow President2

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316513.ch3

Narrative Research in Nursing

Narrative Research in Nursing

How to Cite

Holloway, I. and Freshwater, H. (2007) Narrative Research in Nursing, in Narrative Research in Nursing, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316513.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bournemouth University, UK

  2. 2

    Murdoch University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405114080

Online ISBN: 9781444316513



  • narrative research in nursing;
  • narrative concept - generating interest in health-related disciplines;
  • rise of narrative research in nursing;
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature);
  • evidence based practice and clinical relevance;
  • nursing - patient care and outcomes using scientific evidence and evidence based practice;
  • holistic care versus dehumanised care;
  • meaningful nursing inquiry;
  • user involvement and narrative research;
  • narrative in nurse education


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The rise of narrative research in nursing

  • Evidence based practice and clinical relevance

  • What is evidence based practice?

  • Holistic care versus dehumanised care

  • The art of nursing

  • Meaningful nursing inquiry

  • User involvement and narrative research

  • Narratives in nursing research: beyond dualism?

  • What can narrative research offer the nursing profession?

  • The experience of illness

  • Narrative and creativity

  • Narrative in nurse education

  • Summary