With the evolution of nursing knowledge and theory, relationships between ideas and actions often become blurred and difficult to articulate. In this groundbreaking volume, the editors present some of the ways nursing scholars are confronting this problem by reflecting on the nature of nursing knowledge and the application of theory in practice. The book is divided into three sections that address the nature of knowledge in clinical practice, the application of theoretical knowledge, and the creation of new forms and avenues for inquiry. Individual chapters focus on a variety of issues and perspectives, including knowledge about the patient; the practice setting and technology; enlightenment in nursing; implications of the caring competence dichotomy; the development and nature of thinking in nursing as a feminist nursing action; praxis and nursing education; the influence of postmodern feminism; consciousness raising; nursing ethics; and social activism and action research as methodology.
Filling a great need in the nursing profession, Nursing Praxis will be important reading for nurse scholars, researchers, and advanced professionals.