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Nursing Praxis
Knowledge and Action

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December 1996 | 335 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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.


S E Thorne
Praxis in the Context of Nursing's Developing Inquiry
 
PART ONE: KNOWLEDGE IN THE CLINICAL ENCOUNTER
J L Johnson and P A Ratner
The Nature of the Knowledge Used in Nursing Practice
J Liaschenko
Knowing the Patient?
F Ndidi and U Griffin
Discovering Knowledge in a Practice Setting
V E Hayes
Searching for Family Nursing Practice Knowledge
M Sandelowski
Knowing and Forgetting
The Challenge of Technology for a Reflexive Practice Science of Nursing  
 
PART TWO: APPLIED THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE
D Trainor
Enlightenment in Nursing
S Halldorsdottir
Implications of the Caring-Competence Dichotomy
M Jones
Thinking Nursing
S Miller
Multiple Paradigms for Nursing
Postmodern Feminisms  
D J Henderson
Counsciousness Raising as a Feminist Nursing Action
Promise and Practice, Present and Future  
C Varcoe
The Revolution Never Ends
Challenges of Praxis for Nursing Education  
 
PART THREE: EMANCIPATORY INQUIRY
L E Maxwell
Foundation Thought in the Development of Knowledge for Social Change
R Starzomski and P Rodney
Nursing Inquiry for the Common Good
E L S Angerami and F A Correia
Health Knowledge and the Praxis of Otherness
The Case in the Developing World  
S Rasmussen
Action Research as Authentic Methodology for the Study of Nursing
J McCormick and J Roussy
A Feminist Poststructuralist Orientation to Nursing Praxis

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