The Significance of Qualitative Research in Nursing Practice



Qualitative Research, Nursing Practice


According to the World Health Organization, qualitative research aims to explore people’s needs, values, perceptions and experiences of the world around them, including of health, illness, healthcare services, and more broadly of social systems and their policies and processes. Qualitative evidence is very important for understanding how, and whether, people perceive health interventions to be effective and acceptable or more fundamentally, whether they work. Qualitative evidence is also essential to understanding the factors affecting the application of health policies and interventions.

Author Biography

Dara Abdulla Al-Banna, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.

Dara Abdulla Al-Banna has MSc degree in Medical-Surgical Adult Nursing from Hawler Medical University (PhD Student). He is an assistant lecturer of nursing at Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq. He teaches different courses including Medical-Surgical Adult Nursing Theory, Lab, and Clinic, Fundamental of Nursing, Basic Life Support (First Aid), Global Health Care, Hospital Management, Professional Ethics, Research Methodology, and Biostatistics. He has more than 15 publications. His current research work is mainly related to Stroke Rehabilitation and Health Administration research. Before pursuing the academic career, he established seven years of experience in the Nursing Care in Emergency Center, Laboratory Responsibility at Conservative department in College of Dentistry at Hawler Medical University, and the Private Clinic. His work involved in establishing the Gasha Medical Institute, Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan Region and International Rescue Committee IRC projects in Erbil Displacement Cumps. It has more than 20 Awards and Prices.

A Board Member of Erbil Journal of Nursing and Midwifery (EJNM)

A Reviewer in Eastern Mediterranean Journal of Health Sciences (WHO)

A Reviewer in Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ)


“Qualitative research is multimethod in focus, involving an interpretive, naturalistic approach to its subject matter. This means that qualitative researchers study things in their natural settings, attempting to make sense of, or interpret, phenomena in
terms of the meanings people bring to them”. Denzin and Lincoln.

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Al-Banna DA. The Significance of Qualitative Research in Nursing Practice. Erbil j. nurs. midwifery [Internet]. 2018 Nov. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 14];1(2):49. Available from: