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International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing - Newsletter [Complete issue: December 2012, Vol 10, No 6]
(Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, 2012-12)
Advances in Doctoral Nursing Education and Research (ANDER). Official Journal for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). The file attached to this record is the December 2012 edition of INDEN's final newsletter prior to the launch of the ANDER Journal. This issue of the INDEN Newsletter is devoted to the topic “Methodological Perspectives in Doctoral Education” The reviews of mixed methods research, action research, and research approaches to studying exceptionally vulnerable subjects provided below by our colleagues from the U.K., China, and the U.S. demonstrate the many ways that nurse researchers address our understanding of how health and illness are embodied in the human experience. For example, the research approach described by Drs. Haiou Zou and Li Zheng to study the self-management of persons with schizophrenia and their family caregivers in China most certainly adds to our understanding of this illness within the Chinese health care system and culture but at a higher level, it also reveals how severe illness is experienced as a family unit whether one is in China, Ethiopia, or the U.S. For as human beings, we are interdependent social beings. At this level, the discussion of our research reveals as much about our methods as it does about our ends. When we place ourselves as nurse researchers in solidarity as human beings with the individuals, families and communities whom we are committed to understanding and serving, the ends of our research and doctoral education are to promote human flourishing across the varied dimensions of human experience such as disease, health, culture and nationality. Our INDEN mission to promote quality nursing doctoral education globally is grounded within this objective....