Using an ethnographic approach to study end-of-life care: reflections from research encounters in England

Borgstrom, Erica (2018). Using an ethnographic approach to study end-of-life care: reflections from research encounters in England. In: Garnett, Emma; Reynolds, Joanna and Milton, Sarah eds. Ethnographies and Health: Reflections on Empirical and Methodological Entanglements. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 67–83.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89396-9_5

Abstract

This chapter is based on reflections about the various kinds of explanatory work that I had to do to legitimise and negotiate studying end-of-life care in England ethnographically with various stakeholders. By examining the responses I received, I comment on how this explanatory work and framing shaped what I could ultimately study, the knowledge that could be produced, and my relationship to the project. Ultimately, this chapters invites ethnographers to be reflexive about the ways we position our methodological stances and ourselves as researchers within health-related fields and how this constructs our subjects of study.

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