Developing Nursing Knowledge / Edition 1

Developing Nursing Knowledge / Edition 1

by Beth L. Rodgers
     
 

This text offers a comprehensive discussion of philosophies that are relevant to the conceptualization and development of the knowledge base and discipline of nursing. Coverage progresses from classical philosophy to the rationalism of Descartes, the roots of modern science in British empiricism, the evolution of modern science, and the concept of interpretive

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This text offers a comprehensive discussion of philosophies that are relevant to the conceptualization and development of the knowledge base and discipline of nursing. Coverage progresses from classical philosophy to the rationalism of Descartes, the roots of modern science in British empiricism, the evolution of modern science, and the concept of interpretive inquiry. Also included are chapters on the knowledge-practice connection and models for nursing knowledge development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781747080
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
311,478
Product dimensions:
0.52(w) x 9.69(h) x 7.44(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Understanding nursing knowledge1
Ch. 2Knowledge in classical philosophy19
Ch. 3Knowledge from within : the rationalism of Descartes35
Ch. 4The road to modern science : British empiricism47
Ch. 5The transcendental idealism of Immanual Kant67
Ch. 6Modern science : mirror of reality83
Ch. 7Science in context : historicist conceptualizations of science97
Ch. 8Conceptual repertoires and leaps115
Ch. 9The postmodern turn131
Ch. 10Interpretive inquiry : the mirror cracked145
Ch. 11Feminism and science161
Ch. 12Problems and practicalities in developing nursing knowledge173
Ch. 13Models for nursing knowledge development187
Ch. 14The future of nursing knowledge199
App. APhilosophy timeline209
App. BBiographical statements for major philosophers213
App. CSelected philosophy Internet links219

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