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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This is a compilation of scholarly papers focusing the development of nursing knowledge and clinical practice for the improvement of healthcare quality and delivery.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to provide the principles and exemplars for improving practice based on nursing knowledge. The goal is to provide a dialogue of how nursing knowledge is envisioned and how it affects practice.
Audience: The target audience is masters and doctoral students and faculty. The authors and contributors are well known nurse scholars.
Features: The book is divided into four parts. Part I focuses on the state of the art of nursing knowledge, including factors influencing nursing knowledge, achievements, and challenges. Part II focuses on the philosophical basis for the future of nursing knowledge development, utilization, and evaluation in clinical and academic settings. Part III focuses on the integration of nursing knowledge into practice. Finally, Part IV provides six exemplars that depict the application of nursing knowledge.
Assessment: This book should be useful to the target audience to foster dialogue on the development of the science of nursing.