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Overview

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

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.

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

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The volume presents a creative use of the social, political, and historical content in which nursing has evolved.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.

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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.
From The Critics
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826105547
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 398,234
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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.

H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, is Dean, College of New Rochelle. Until spring 2014, Dr. Dreher was Associate Professor with Tenure and Chair, Doctoral Nursing Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia (appointed 2004). Dr. Dreher is a dynamic leader, innovator, and educator. He has led Drexel to the forefront of doctoral nursing education and spear-headed the Drexel DNP Conferences on DNP Education in Annapolis in 2007 and in Hilton Head Island, SC in 2009 (the 3rd conference is scheduled for Fall 2011). He established the first mandatory doctoral study abroad program in nursing (UK/2007). His clinical nursing experience (1984 - 2000) has focused primarily on Adult Health/Coronary Care/Home Care of Cardiac Patients and he completed a postdoc in sleep and respiratory neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2003). He has participated in the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Leading Innovation in Healthcare & Education (Harvard Business School/Medical School - 2007) and established the first MSN in Innovation (2007). Dr. Dreher has published >70 journal articles and has been PI or Co-PI on > 20 funded projects. His current research focus is in co-morbid insomnia in women with HIV infection and in expanding his Model of Practice Knowledge Development. Dr. Dreher conceived and has taught the NURS 716: The Structure of Scientific Knowledge in Nursing to Drexel DrNP students for several years and is co-author on another forthcoming text from Springer (10/2010) on Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice: Concepts and Application with Michael D. Dahnke, PhD. 78

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Table of Contents

Reviewers ix

Foreword xi

Preface xvii

Introduction xix

Section I The Practice Discipline

1 What Is a Practice Discipline? H. Michael Dreher 1

2 Nursing as a Practice Discipline H. Michael Dreher 23

3 Philosophy of Science in a Practice Discipline H. Michael Dreher Michael D. Dahnke 55

Section II Philosophy of Science Principles and Concepts for a Practice Discipline

4 Philosophy and Philosophizing Michael D. Dahnke 75

5 The Scientific Revolution Michael D. Dahnke 87

6 One Hundred Years of the Philosophy of Science: A Historical Overview Michael D. Dahnke 95

7 What is Science? The Problem of Demarcation Michael D. Dahnke 115

8 Scientific Methodology Michael D. Dahnke 137

9 Observation: The Scientific Gaze Michael D. Dahnke 153

10 Theory and Reality Michael D. Dahnke 173

11 Explanation and Laws Michael D. Dahnke 189

12 The Feminist Critique of Science Michael D. Dahnke 203

13 Philosophy of Social Science Michael D. Dahnke 219

14 Philosophies of Social Science Michael D. Dahnke 243

Section III From Philosophy of Science to Nursing Science

15 The Path to Nursing Science Today, 1910-2010 H. Michael Dreher 269

16 Next Steps Toward Practice Knowledge Development: An Emerging Epistemology in Nursing H. Michael Dreher 301

Appendix A Sample Philosophy of Science Syllabus: Drexel University 2005-2009 333

Appendix B Suggestions for Syllabi Using Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice 339

Appendix C Glossary of Philosophical Terms 343

Index 351

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