Nursing research for a multi-ethnic society

SALWAY, Sarah and ELLISON, George (2010). Nursing research for a multi-ethnic society. In: GERRISH, Kate and LACEY, Anne, (eds.) The research process in nursing. Wiley-Blackwell, 50-61.

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Abstract

Summary points • Conducting research that appropriately and sensitively pays attention to ethnicity presents an important challenge to nursing researchers and demands particular competencies. • Nursing research must recognise the multifaceted nature of ethnicity and the varied ways in which health-related experiences and outcomes may be associated with ethnicity. • Ethnic identities are complex and fluid so that using fixed ethnic categories in research requires careful consideration. • Describing and explaining differences between ethnic 'groups' demands careful attention to sampling, data generation and analysis so that partial or misleading interpretations are avoided. • Researchers should be alert to the potential for research on minority ethnic groups to do more harm than good and should seek to ensure that their research focus and approach is informed by the experiences and priorities of these groups.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Depositing User: Sarah Salway
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 08:53
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 22:41
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3802

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