Nursing knowledge : science, practice, and philosophy [electronic resource]
- Nursing knowledge :science, practice, and philosophy[electronic resource] / Mark W. Risjord.
- Ames, Iowa : Wiley, 2010.
- Risjord, Mark W.
- 1 online resource.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9781405184342, 9781444315523
Nurses who conduct research have a longstanding interest in questions of nursing knowledge. Nursing Knowledge is a clear and well-informed exposition of the philosophical background to nursing theory and research. Nursing Knowledge answers such fundamental questions as: How is nursing theory related to nursing practice? What are the core elements of nursing knowledge? What makes nursing research distinctive as nursing research? It examines the history of the philosophical debates within nursing, critiques the arguments, explains the implications and sets out to rethink the philosophical foundation of nursing science.
Nursing Knowledge begins with philosophical problems that arise within nursing science. It then considers various solutions with the help of philosophical ideas arguingargues that nurses ought to adopt certain philosophical positions because they are the best solutions to the problems that nurses encounter. The book argues claims that the nursing standpoint has the potential to disclose a more complete understanding of human health than the common disease-and-dysfunction views. Because of the relationship to practice, nursing science may freely draw theory from other disciplines and nursing practice unifies nursing research. By redefining theory and philosophy,With a new philosophical perspective on nursing science, the so-called relevance gap between nursing theory and practice can be closed.
Opening the relevance gap
Toward a philosophy of nursing science
Practice values and the disciplinary knowledge base
Models of value-laden science
Standpoint epistemology and nursing knowledge
The nursing standpoint
Logical positivism and mid-century philosophy of science
Echoes in nursing
Rejecting the received view. Post-nursing theory inquiry
The structure of theory
Models, mechanisms, and middle-range theory
Consequences of contextualism
Conceptual models and the fate of grand theory
The rise of qualitative research
What is a paradigm?
Methodological separatism and reconciliation
Redrawing the map