Concept Development in Nursing

Foundations, Techniques, and Applications


  • Beth Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Kathleen Knafl, PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

This text presents state-of-the-art methods for developing concepts appropriate for nursing. It offers a wide array of approaches to concept development, ranging from the classic to the cutting-edge in a manner that balances philosophical foundations with techniques and practical examples.
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Book information

  • Published: December 1999
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-8243-3

Table of Contents

Introduction to Concept Development in Nursing · Philosophical Foundations of Concept Development · Knowledge Synthesis and Concept Development in Nursing · The Wilson Method of Concept Analysis · Wilsonian Concept Analysis: Applying the Technique · Concept Analysis: An Evolutionary View · The Concept of Grief: An Evolutionary Perspective · Grief in a Cultural Context: Expanding Concept Analysis Beyond the Professional Literature · An Expansion and Elaboration of the Hybrid Model of Concept Development · A Concept Analysis of Withdrawal: Application of the Hybrid Model of Concept Development · Concept Clarification: Using the Norris Method in Clinical Research · Simultaneous Concept Analysis: A Strategy for Developing Multiple Interrelated Concepts · Integrative Literature Reviews for the Development of Concepts · A Multiphase Approach to Concept Analysis and Development · Methods and Application of Dimensional Analysis: A Contribution to Concept and Knowledge Development in Nursing · Beyond Analysis: Further Adventures in Concept Development · Exploring Pragmatic Utility: Concept Analysis by Critically Appraising the Literature · Research Careers and Concept Development: The Case of Normalization · Concept Development Situated in the Critical Paradigm · Concept Development of Nursing-Sensitive Patient Outcomes · Applications and Future Directions for Concept Development in Nursing