Closing The Theory - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750626163

Closing The Theory

1st Edition

Practice Gap

Author: Gary Rolfe
Paperback ISBN: 9780750626163
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd October 1996
Page Count: 256

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An accessible approach to the problems of integrating nursing theory, research and education with the realities of clinical practice. Examples of initiatives make the book relevant for qualified nurses across a wide spectrum of the profession.

Table of Contents

PART ONE - TOWARDS A NEW PARADIGM FOR NURSING. NURSING PRAXIS: INTEGRATING THEORY AND PRACTICE: The changing face of nursing practice; Science, nursing and the technical rationality model; The problems of induction, verification and deduction; Towards a theory of practice; Hypothetico-abductivism; Nursing praxis; Nursing praxis and the nurse-practitioner; References; RESEARCH FOR NURSING PRAXIS: Nursing research and the social science paradigm; Nursing research and the problem of deduction; Towards a new model of nursing research; A hierarchy of nursing research; Level 1 and 2 research; Level 3 research; Level 4 research; A model of research for the nurse-practitioner; A vision for the future; References; EDUCATING THE NURSE-PRACTITIONER: Technocratic education and the nurse-technician; Post-technocratic education and the nurse-practitioner; Philosophy and methods of teaching and learning for a post-technocratic model of nurse education; Curriculum framework for a
post-technocratic model of nurse education; Post-registration education for the nurse-practitioner; References; TOWARDS A NEW PARADIGM FOR NURSING; Nursing in crisis; Nursing in revolution; Towards a new paradigm; References; PART TWO - NEW PARADIGM NURSING IN ACTION. DEVELOPING NEW ROLES IN PRACTICE AND EDUCATION: Introduction; The expert nurse: clinical specialist or advanced practitioner?; The role of hypothesising and intuition in advanced practice; A new role for the nurse educator; Developing and evaluating the role of a nurse practitioner; SOME POST-TECHNOCRATIC EDUCATION PROJECTS: Introduction; A process-driven common foundation programme for graduates; The portfolio workbook as a strategy for student-centred learning; Listening to students: course evaluation as action research; The Ward X experiment: a patient-centred clinical placement. (Contributors: Sue Cradock, Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes Nursing, Portsmouth Hospitals Trust; Melanie Jasper, Senior Lecturer in Nursing Theory and Research, School of Health Studies, University of Portsmouth; Moyra Skinner, Senior Nurse in Mental Health and Family Therapy, Portsmouth Health Care Trust).


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About the Author

Gary Rolfe

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Lecturer, School of Health Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK