|Activity||Visual method(s) used as stimulus||Purpose||Timing|
|Initial interview with nurse manager||Photo-elicitation||Generate a description of facility norms of practice, relating to the involvement of families in the care of their children. Begin to explore the rationale for practices.||After generating photographs, near the start of practice observation.|
|Focus groups||Graphic facilitation||Stimulate nurses’ narrative accounts of what happens to children and their families in this setting, and why.|
Generate a visual representation of the pathway of care, tracing children’s individual journeys into, through and out of the healthcare setting, identifying: the extent of family involvement at each stage; the nursing practices associated with family involvement, and the underlying rationale for nurses’ practices.
Elicit nurses’ accounts of what they think and feel about involving families in caring for children.
|At least two per site. One near the start of practice observation.|
|Individual interviews with nurses||Graphic facilitation|
|Elicit nurses’ accounts of activities observed.||Ongoing throughout data collection.|
|Interviews with family members||None||Generate families’ accounts and explanations of nursing practices.|
Enable comparison of families’ and nurses’ descriptions of practice.
|Ongoing throughout data collection.|
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|Subsequent/final interview(s) with nurse manager||Photo-elicitation|
|Refine the description of practices and explore inconsistencies arising from other accounts of practice e.g. focus groups.|
Further explore the rationale, philosophy and culture behind observed practices.
|Close to the end of the period of practice observation.|