"Good morning professor, so you are here to evaluate them?": challenges and opportunities in Ethnonursing

Maria Augusta Grou Moita, Alcione Leite da Silva
2013 Texto & Contexto Enfermagem  
The role of the ethnographer can be extremely demanding and challenging. This professional frequently experiences unexpected situations and feelings, which result in deep reflections and cause unpredictable problem resolution strategies to emerge. In this study, we reflected on the experience of living this role, based on a study of Ethnonursing. This reflection is based on an excerpt from the field notes of this study. The reflection was adjusted theoretically and complemented the analysis of
more » ... he implementation of enablers proposed by Leininger in this type of study. The ambiguities, difficulties, contradictions, challenges and possibilities that emerged from the experienced role led to the broadening of knowledge, an awareness of the multiple roles experienced, the importance of care development, the relevance of being accepted by the other, the sharing of experiences and the development of cultural competence. We consider that this role has changed us, promoting our growth as people and as researchers.
doi:10.1590/s0104-07072013000100026 fatcat:rhllcurruvcvdc2e4mwig5df7m