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Title:
Theory and nursing : integrated knowledge development
Author:
Chinn, Peggy L.
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Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
St. Louis : Mosby, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xix, 265 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780323003179
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Book

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Regarded as a classic in its field, THEORY AND NURSING helps students develop a solid foundation by providing a comprehensive review of nursing's fundamental patterns of knowing. This is the only text available that contains a thorough explanation of nursing theory, critical evaluation, knowledge development and evolution and its contribution to the profession. Knowledge development content is expanded in this edition to include aesthetic, ethical, personal and empirical knowledge.

* Comprehensive discussion of theory, theory development, and the relationship of theory to nursing research and practice. * Inclusion of discussion of mid-range theories which are more closely linked to the needs and demands of nursing practice. * Summary overview of the works of several major nursing theorists. * Logical organization. * Clear, understandable language.


Table of Contents

Nursing's Fundamental Patterns of Knowing
Nursing's Knowledge Development Pathways
Empiric Knowledge Development: Explaining and Structuring Theory
Description and Critical Reflection of Empiric Theory
Replicating and Validating Empiric Knowledge Using Research
Replicating and Validating Empiric Knowledge in Practice
Ethical Knowledge Development
Personal Knowing
Aesthetic Knowledge Development