Journal article

Social science and linguistic text analysis of nurses' records: a systematic review and critique

Niels Buus, Bridget Elizabeth Hamilton

NURSING INQUIRY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

The two aims of the paper were to systematically review and critique social science and linguistic text analyses of nursing records in order to inform future research in this emerging area of research. Systematic searches in reference databases and in citation indexes identified 12 articles that included analyses of the social and linguistic features of records and recording. Two reviewers extracted data using established criteria for the evaluation of qualitative research papers. A common characteristic of nursing records was the economical use of language with local meanings that conveyed little information to the uninitiated reader. Records were dominated by technocratic-medical discourse..

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