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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157323
Type:
Presentation
Title:
USE OF AUTOETHNOGRAPHY IN POST GRADUATE EDUCATION: ONE STUDENT'S STORY
Abstract:
USE OF AUTOETHNOGRAPHY IN POST GRADUATE EDUCATION: ONE STUDENT'S STORY
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Plovie, Barbara, MN, ARNP, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Washington
Title:Lecturer
Contact Address:23129 NE Union Hill Rd, Redmond, WA, 98053, USA
PURPOSES/AIMS:
The purpose of this study is to describe my personal knowing and lived experience of breast cancer through prospective autoethnography. My specific aims were to: 1) search the literature for prospective autoethnography design and methods, 2) develop my own methods if existing methods did not meet my research criteria, 3) identify and analyze themes within my prospective autoethnography process, and 4) reflect on the appropriate application of autoethnography in post graduate nursing education.
RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: In 2008, I was one of approximately 182,000 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States. I was also beginning the second year of my master's in nursing program. In order to graduate with my cohort, a significant source of personal support, I decided to document my lived experience from my cancer diagnosis through completion of chemotherapy (June through mid November, 2008) and prospectively analyze my reflections on my experience.
METHODS: I compiled a patchwork of stories including prose and poetry while I simultaneously maintained a journal and retained copies of letters I wrote to two close friends (Phase I). I identified and themes within my field notes while simultaneously reflecting on each story (Phase II). In order to document my personal knowing throughout my autoethnography process, I analyzed my patchwork of stories and reflections according to type of illness narrative (Phase III).
RESULTS: I concluded that: 1) I was able to identify hope within my aesthetic writing process, 2) Prospective autoethnography was an emerging form of qualitative research that could be analyzed according to the methods I developed, and 3) My prospective autoethnography process was personally therapeutic.
IMPLICATIONS: Nursing students may experience a variety of life altering events during their post graduate studies. Nursing faculty has the opportunity to embrace those events as a means to enhance student personal knowing. One method to do so is through prospective autoethnography. And the prospective autoethnography process may be personally therapeutic for the post graduate student.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUSE OF AUTOETHNOGRAPHY IN POST GRADUATE EDUCATION: ONE STUDENT'S STORYen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157323-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">USE OF AUTOETHNOGRAPHY IN POST GRADUATE EDUCATION: ONE STUDENT'S STORY</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Plovie, Barbara, MN, ARNP, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Washington</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">23129 NE Union Hill Rd, Redmond, WA, 98053, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bplovie@comcast.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSES/AIMS: <br/>The purpose of this study is to describe my personal knowing and lived experience of breast cancer through prospective autoethnography. My specific aims were to: 1) search the literature for prospective autoethnography design and methods, 2) develop my own methods if existing methods did not meet my research criteria, 3) identify and analyze themes within my prospective autoethnography process, and 4) reflect on the appropriate application of autoethnography in post graduate nursing education.<br/>RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: In 2008, I was one of approximately 182,000 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States. I was also beginning the second year of my master's in nursing program. In order to graduate with my cohort, a significant source of personal support, I decided to document my lived experience from my cancer diagnosis through completion of chemotherapy (June through mid November, 2008) and prospectively analyze my reflections on my experience. <br/>METHODS: I compiled a patchwork of stories including prose and poetry while I simultaneously maintained a journal and retained copies of letters I wrote to two close friends (Phase I). I identified and themes within my field notes while simultaneously reflecting on each story (Phase II). In order to document my personal knowing throughout my autoethnography process, I analyzed my patchwork of stories and reflections according to type of illness narrative (Phase III). <br/>RESULTS: I concluded that: 1) I was able to identify hope within my aesthetic writing process, 2) Prospective autoethnography was an emerging form of qualitative research that could be analyzed according to the methods I developed, and 3) My prospective autoethnography process was personally therapeutic. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: Nursing students may experience a variety of life altering events during their post graduate studies. Nursing faculty has the opportunity to embrace those events as a means to enhance student personal knowing. One method to do so is through prospective autoethnography. And the prospective autoethnography process may be personally therapeutic for the post graduate student. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:46:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:46:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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