Knowledge Development in Nursing

Theory and Process


  • Peggy Chinn, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs, CT
  • Maeona Kramer, APRN, PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Showing how the different types of knowledge affect nursing theory, Knowledge Development in Nursing: Theory and Process, 9th Edition helps you understand nursing theory and its links with nursing research and practice. It examines the principles of knowledge development, including the relationship between patterns of knowing, and explores how evidence-based nursing theory can be used to improve patient care. Written by nursing educators Peggy Chinn and Maeona Kramer, this edition is updated with the latest advances in theory development and additional examples of how nursing theory applies to clinical practice.
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BSN and master’s level courses in nursing theory and/or theory development


Book information

  • Published: September 2014
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-31652-1

Table of Contents

1. Nursing’s Fundamental Patterns of Knowing
2. The History of Knowledge Development in Nursing
3. Emancipatory Knowledge Development
4. Ethical Knowledge Development
5. Personal Knowledge Development
6. Aesthetic Knowledge Development
7. Empiric Knowledge Development: Conceptualizing and Structuring
8. Description and Critical Reflection of Empiric Theory
9. Confirmation and Validation of Empiric Knowledge Using Research
10. Confirmation and Validation of Empiric Knowledge in Practice