Hardships and Personal Strategies of Vietnam War Nurses

  title={Hardships and Personal Strategies of Vietnam War Nurses},
  author={Elizabeth Scannell-Desch and Marion Anderson},
  journal={Western Journal of Nursing Research},
  pages={526 - 550}
This study describes hardships faced in Vietnam and personal strategies used to deal with these hardships as defined by 24 female military nurses who served during the war. Purposive sampling was used, and data were generated using four core questions and in-depth interviews. The research methodology was phenomenology, incorporating data analysis procedures of Colaizzi, Lincoln and Guba, and Van Manen. Eight hardship and nine personal strategy themes were identified. This study found that… 

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