Theoretical Nursing

Theoretical Nursing

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qAn additional assumption was that the processes for theory development were new to nursing and hence, nurses in graduate programs learned strategies for advancing knowledge from other disciplines. This assumption was debunked with the knowledge that nurses were always engaged in knowledge development, driven by their experiences in clinical practice. Because of these assumptions, most of the early writing about theory development was about outlining strategies that should be used, rather than strategies that have already been used in the discipline to develop theories. Theorists themselves did not uncover or adequately discuss ways by which they developed their theories, therefore the tendency was to describe processes that were based on theories developed in other disciplines, mainly the physical and social sciences. And an implicit assumption was made that there should be a single strategy for theory development, some claiming to begin the process from practice, and others believing it should be driven by researchq--Provided by publisher.Journal of Advanced Nursing, 33(1), 13a€“19. ... Addressing the threat of evidence- based practice to qualitative inquiry through increasing attention to quality: A discussion paper. ... The Betty Neuman health-care systems model: A total person approach to patient problems. ... 3a€“33). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Neuman, B. (2002c). Assessment and intervention based on the Neuman systemsanbsp;...

Title:Theoretical Nursing
Author:Afaf Ibrahim Meleis
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2011


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