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Developing a Philosophy of Nursing
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Developing a Philosophy of Nursing

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December 1993 | 130 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What is a philosophy of nursing? What is required for its development? How is it related to contemporary conceptualizations of nursing? Answers to these and other often asked questions are pursued by leading nursing scholars. Developing a Philosophy of Nursing is designed to help the reader gain a better grasp of what it will take to establish a sound philosophical basis for the development of nursing practice, education, research, and administration. Guiding questions in the introduction to each part of the volume assist readers in identifying and clarifying what may lie behind the positions being taken by the contributors and in deciding their own positions. Developing a Philosophy of Nursing is appropriate for all those invested and interested in the development of the discipline of nursing through philosophical inquiry, and would be useful to advanced students of nursing and their instructors, theorists, and researchers. "In around a dozen brief but remarkably focused and waffle-free chapters, the various notable contributors tackle issues related to establishing the nature of a philosophy of nursing that accommodates diversity, and articulating a sound philosophy of nursing. The good news about this book is that it is exceptionally readable, jargon-free, thought-provoking, and absolutely relevant to many of the debates which practicing nurses will be having in their wards and units today. Read it carefully and you will not be disappointed." -Nursing Times

 
PROLOGUE
Clarifying the Nature and Place of a Philosophy of Nursing  
 
PART ONE: ESTABLISHING COMMON GROUND IN NURSING PHILOSOPHY
Pamela J Salsberry
A Philosophy of Nursing
What Is It? What Is It not?  
Lynn Rew
Commentary
Jacqueline Laurin
Commentary
Ginette Page
Commentary
 
PART TWO: ACCOMMODATING DIVERSITY IN NURSING PHILOSOPHY
Marlaine C Smith
Arriving at a Philosophy of Nursing
Discovering? Constructing? Evolving?  
Marian McGee
Eclecticism in Nursing Philosophy
Problem or Solution?  
Rozella M Schlotfeldt
Resolving Opposing Viewpoints
Is It Desirable? Is It Practicable?  
 
PART THREE: ARTICULATING A SOUND PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING
June F Kikuchi and Helen Simmons
A Pragmatic Philosophy of Nursing
M Patricia Donahue
Developing a Sound Philosophy of Nursing
Is Historical Nursing Knowledge Necessary?  
Myra E Levine
Some Further Thoughts on the Ethics of Nursing Rhetoric
 
EPILOGUE
Making Progress in Developing a Sound Philosophy of Nursing  

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