Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice

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Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice

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  • Sister Callista Roy PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Dorothy A. Jones EdD, RNC, ANP, FAAN

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How does nursing knowledge develop and how do we incorporate this knowledge into the practice of nursing?

Is it possible for nursing theory to address the needs of clinical practice?

These key questions in the field of nursing are explored in this groundbreaking work.

Based on their five-year experience as co-chairs of the New England Knowledge Conferences and the contributions of nurse clinicians and academics, the book addresses issues critical to improving the quality and delivery of health care.

Concentrating on four major themes--the current state of nursing knowledge, the philosophy of nursing knowledge, the integration of nursing knowledge with practice, and examples of the impact on health care delivery when nursing knowledge is applied--Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice gives concrete examples of how nursing knowledge can improve nursing practice and overall health care delivery both today and in the future.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 24, 2006
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102997
  • EISBN 9780826103253

Table of Contents 


    Part I: State of the Art of Nursing Knowledge: Visions and Issues
  1. Advances in Nursing Knowledge and the Challenge for Transforming Practice, Sister Callista Roy
  2. Elaborating the Tradition of Careful Nursing in Ireland, Therese C. Meehan
  3. The Role of Terminology in Identifying the Content of the Discipline, Marcelline R. Harris and Judith R. Graves
  4. Mid-Range Theory: Impact on Knowledge Development and Use in Practice, Elizabeth R. Lenz
  5. Linking the Nature of the Person with the Nature of Nursing through Nursing Theory and Practice and Nursing Language in Brazil, Marga Simon Coler, Maria Miriam Lima da Nóbrega, Telma Ribeiro Garcia, and Matthew Coler-Thayer
  6. Challenge to Action, Peggy L. Chinn

  7. Part II: Philosophical Basis for Knowledge
  8. Knowledge as Problem Solving, Beth L. Rogers
  9. Experiencing the Whole: Health as Expanding Consciousness (State of the Art), Margaret A. Newman and Dorothy A. Jones
  10. Poststructuralist Feminist Analyis in Nursing, Janice Thompson
  11. Knowledge as Universal Cosmic Imperative, Sister Callista Roy
  12. A Synthesis of Philosophical Perspectives for Knowledge Development, Dorothy A. Jones

  13. Part III: Integrated Knowledge for Nursing Practice
  14. Toward an Integrated Epistemology for Nursing, Hesook Suzie Kim
  15. Moderate Realism as an Approach to Integrated Knowledge for Practice, Yi-Hui Liu
  16. Critical Narrative Epistemology, Hesook Suzie Kim
  17. Unifying Nursing Language: Communicating Nursing Practice, Joanne McClosky Dochterman and Dorothy A. Jones
  18. Understanding Suffering from a Cosmic Perspective, Ruth Palan Lopez
  19. Integrated Nursing Knowledge: A Prerequisite for Systems' Redesign, Carolyn A. Padovano

  20. Part IV: Impact on Health and Patient Care--Exemplars for the Future
  21. Margaret Newman's Theory and Research Method: A Case Illustration, Anne-Marie Barron
  22. The Nursing Theory and Practice Link: Creating a Healing Environment within the Preadmission Nursing Practice, Jane Flanagan
  23. Linking Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice in Weight Management, Diane Berry
  24. Evolution of a Method in Knowledge Assimilation: Case Study in Chronic Illness, Nancy Dluhy
  25. Unity, Diversity, Conformism, and Chaos: Application of Roy's Epistemology of the Universal Cosmic Imperative, Debra R. Hanna
  26. Global Applications of the Cosmic Imperative for Nursing Knowledge Development, Donna J. Perry and Katherine E. Gregory
Appendix: History of New England Knowledge Conferences