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Developing a Philosophy of Nursing

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Nursing Theory

March 1994 | 130 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What is a philosophy of nursing? What is required for its development? How is it related to contemporary conceptualizations of nursing? Answers to these and other questions are pursued by leading nursing scholars in this important new book.

It will help the researcher gain a better grasp of what it will take to establish a sound philosophical basis for the development of nursing practice, education, research and administration.

 
PROLOGUE
Clarifying the Nature and Place of a Philosophy of Nursing  
 
PART ONE: ESTABLISHING COMMON GROUND IN NURSING PHILOSOPHY
Pamela J Salsberry
A Philosophy of Nursing
What Is It? What Is It not?  
Lynn Rew
Commentary
Jacqueline Laurin
Commentary
Ginette Page
Commentary
 
PART TWO: ACCOMMODATING DIVERSITY IN NURSING PHILOSOPHY
Marlaine C Smith
Arriving at a Philosophy of Nursing
Discovering? Constructing? Evolving?  
Marian McGee
Eclecticism in Nursing Philosophy
Problem or Solution?  
Rozella M Schlotfeldt
Resolving Opposing Viewpoints
Is It Desirable? Is It Practicable?  
 
PART THREE: ARTICULATING A SOUND PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING
June F Kikuchi and Helen Simmons
A Pragmatic Philosophy of Nursing
M Patricia Donahue
Developing a Sound Philosophy of Nursing
Is Historical Nursing Knowledge Necessary?  
Myra E Levine
Some Further Thoughts on the Ethics of Nursing Rhetoric
 
EPILOGUE
Making Progress in Developing a Sound Philosophy of Nursing  

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