×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice: Concepts and Application
     

Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice: Concepts and Application

by Michael D. Dahnke
 

See All Formats & Editions

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

"A challenge ahead for nursing is to take the path of most resistance rather than the easier road of least resistance. The debate needs to continue...[by focusing on] whether nursing is teaching an appropriate level of inquiry including philosophy and methodologies specific to those real-world, rapidly changing

Overview

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

"A challenge ahead for nursing is to take the path of most resistance rather than the easier road of least resistance. The debate needs to continue...[by focusing on] whether nursing is teaching an appropriate level of inquiry including philosophy and methodologies specific to those real-world, rapidly changing conditions that characterize today's practice environment."

From the Foreword by Sally J. Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP
University of Arizona College of Nursing

"I have taught a philosophy of science course intermittently for about 20 years. Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice is not only the most succinct, insightful, well-organized presentation of information I've yet seen, but drives thinking to where it ought to be." Laura Cox Dzurec, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Dean and Professor
Kent State University
College of Nursing

"This appears to be the first book that focuses on the philosophy of science and its application to practice doctorates. The authors assume readers may not have a formal background in the philosophy of science, and write in a conversational tone with a minimum of difficult terminology. They discuss the current state of DNP education in a way that can foster discourse and debate." Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody’s Medical Reviews

Tailored for both DNP and PhD doctoral nursing programs, this text is the first to focus on philosophy of science applications to the discipline of nursing. The authors, a philosopher and a nurse-scholar who co-teach the course upon which this volume is based, address a growing need for increased philosophy of science content in evolving DNP programs, as well as practice-oriented research considerations for this discipline.

The volume presents a creative use of the social, political, and historical content in which nursing has evolved. As a whole, this extremely important text reassures the student of the fluid and palpable connections between philosophy of science and nursing science and practice.

Key Features:

  • Explores the concept of nursing as a practice profession and assesses how much philosophy of science is needed for doctoral nursing students.
  • Examines the practical application of the philosophy of science to both DNP and PhD students.
  • Addresses the basic principles and concepts of the philosophy of science and their practical application for contemporary practice inquiry.
  • Provides an overview of the century-long path to the development of nursing science that is an essential "bridge" to the philosophy of science content and serves as a "next step" towards building a nursing epistemology
  • Reinforces important connections between the philosophy of science to nursing science and nursing practice.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: In its discussion of the concept of nursing as a practice profession, this book notes the need for philosophy of science content in doctoral programs in general and in DNP programs in particular.
Purpose: The purpose is to contribute to the debate on practice knowledge development for the discipline of nursing, specifically for doctoral education, and to increase the understanding of science for practice-doctorate nurses.
Audience: This book is written specifically for doctoral nursing students, whether pursuing a DNP or a PhD. The authors believe it also is relevant for DNP programs that already incorporate the philosophy of science, as well as those that do not but may be contemplating adding it. It also can be used as a secondary textbook for doctoral research and/or professional issues courses.
Features: The 16 chapters are divided into three sections covering the practice discipline, philosophy of science principles and concepts for a practice discipline, and the connection between the philosophy of science and nursing science. It includes introductory material on philosophy in general and philosophy of science in particular and chapters on practice and practice disciplines. Other chapters cover the history of the philosophy of science and its correlation to nursing science and discuss the next steps in developing practice knowledge. Appendixes include a sample philosophy of science syllabus and a glossary of philosophical terms.
Assessment: This appears to be the first book that focuses on the philosophy of science and its application to practice doctorates. The authors assume readers may not have a formal background in the philosophy of science, and write in a conversational tone with a minimum of difficult terminology. They discuss the current state of DNP education in a way that can foster discourse and debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826105554
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/26/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael D. Dahnke, PhD, is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Society and Doctoral Nursing Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia. Dr. Dahnke's PhD is in Philosophy (2002). His areas of specialty include Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Film, and Contemporary Continental Philosophy. He has taught a wide range of philosophy and ethics courses, including: Health Care Ethics, Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care, Moral Philosophy, and Health & Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Dahnke has taught NURS 700: Philosophy of Natural & Social Science: Foundations for Inquiry into the Discipline of Nursing in Drexel University's DrNP program for 6 years, since the inception of the course. He has developed and revised this course and has a great appreciation for the kinds of concepts and principles that are particularly germane to the critical thinking development of a doctoral nursing student. He is the author of Film, Art, and Filmart: An Introduction to Aesthetics through Film (Univ Press of America/2007), a chapter in Lachman, Applied Ethics in Nursing (LWW/2005) and 'The Role of the ANA Code of Ethics in Ethical Decision Making' in the journal Holistic Nursing Practice (2009). He recently presented at the 2008 International Nursing Ethics Conference at Yale University and at the 2009 DNP Conference at Hilton Head, SC. His work is becoming increasingly visible in scholarly nursing circles.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews