Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723432753

Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing Practice

1st Edition

Authors: Patricia Cronin Karen Rawlings-Anderson
Print ISBN: 9780723432753
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.
Published Date: 25th September 2003
Page Count: 200


This book introduces readers to the origins of nursing knowledge, encouraging them to examine how its history impacts current nursing practice and how, as nurses, they can develop their own practice and influence that of others. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of its contents and learning outcomes. Supplemental topics and activities for self-study or group discussion facilitate the learning process.

Table of Contents

Section 1 The nature of nursing knowledge
1 - Why is philosophy relevant to nursing?
2 - How do we know?
3 - What is nursing theory?
4 - What is the relationship between nursing theory, research and practice?

Section 2 The Nature of Nursing Practice
5 - How do we use concepts in practice?
6 - What is professional nursing practice?
7 - How do we make decisions about care?
8 - How do we manage care?
9 - What is reflective practice?


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About the Author

Patricia Cronin

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Karen Rawlings-Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, St Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery, City University, London, UK