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Integrated Theory & Knowledge Development in Nursing

Practical and unique, Chinn and Kramer's Integrated Theory and Knowledge Development in Nursing, 8th Edition helps you understand how nursing theory and patterns of knowing complement each other to assist any nurse in making choices in research and practice. It examines various concepts of knowledge development, encouraging you to see the relationship between the different types of knowledge, reflect on important concepts, and explore how evidence-based nursing theory can be used to improve patient care.

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: November 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07718-7

Contents

  • Chapter 1 Nursing's Fundamental Patterns of Knowing

    Knowledge for a Practice Discipline

    Knowing and Knowledge

    Overview of Nursing's Patterns of Knowing

    Processes for Developing Nursing Knowledge

    Why Develop Nursing's Patterns of Knowing?

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 2 The History of Knowledge Development in Nursing

    From Antiquity to Nightingale

    From Nightingale to Science

    Knowing Patterns in the Early Literature

    The Emergence of Nursing as a Science

    Trends in Knowledge Development

    The Contexts of Knowledge Development

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 3 Emancipatory Knowledge Development

    The Concept of Emancipatory Knowing

    The Rebirth of Emancipatory Knowing in Nursing

    The Dimensions of Emancipatory Knowing

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 4 Ethical Knowledge Development

    Ethics, Morality, and Nursing

    Overview of Ethical Perspectives

    Nursing's Focus on Ethics and Morality

    Dimensions of Ethical Knowledge Development

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 5 Personal Knowledge Development

    Personal Knowing in Nursing

    Conceptual Meanings of Personal Knowing

    Dimensions of Personal Knowing

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 6 Aesthetic Knowledge Development

    Art and Aesthetics

    Aesthetic Knowing

    The Dimensions of Aesthetic Knowing

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 7 Empiric Knowledge Development: Conceptualizing and Structuring

    What Is Empiric Theory?

    Creating Conceptual Meaning

    What Is a Concept?

    Methods for Creating Conceptual Meaning

    Structuring and Contextualizing Theory

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 8 Description and Critical Reflection of Empiric Theory

    What is this? The Description of Theory

    How Does It Work? The Critical Reflection of Theory

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 9 Confirmation and Validation of Empiric Knowledge Using Research

    Theory-Linked Research and Isolated Research

    Challenges Related to Theory-Linked Research

    Refining Concepts and Theoretic Relationships

    Designing Theoretically Sound Empiric Research

    Developing Sound Theoretic Research

    Reflection and Discussion

    Chapter 10 Confirmation and Validation of Empiric Knowledge in Practice

    Theory- and Evidence-Based Practice

    Refining Conceptual Meaning

    Validating Theoretic Relationships and Outcomes in Practice

    Methodologic Approaches to Validation of Relationships and Outcomes

    Expected Outcomes That Flow From Theoretic Reasoning

    Implementing a Formal Method of Study

    Reflection and Discussion

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