What is a philosophy of nursing? What is required for its development? How is it related to contemporary conceptualizations of nursing? Answers to these and other questions are pursued by leading nursing scholars in this important new book. It will help the researcher gain a better grasp of what it will take to establish a sound philosophical basis for the development of nursing practice, education, research and administration.
Part One: Establishing Common Ground in Nursing Philosophy
- Chapter 1: A Philosophy of Nursing: What is it? What is it Not?
- Chapter 2: Commentary
- Chapter 3: Commentary
- Chapter 4: Commentary
Part Two: Accommodating Diversity in Nursing Philosophy
- Chapter 5: Arriving at a Philosophy of Nursing: Discovering? Constructing? Evolving?
- Chapter 6: Eclecticism in Nursing Philosophy: Problem or Solution?
- Chapter 7: Resolving Opposing Viewpoints: Is it Desirable? Is it Practicable?
Part Three: Articulating a Sound Philosophy of Nursing