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This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.

Chapter 1: Diversity in Philosophical Approaches

Diversity in Philosophical Approaches
Diversity in philosophical approaches
AdaJacox, FrederickSuppe, JacquelynCampbell, ElaineStashinko

Nursing is characterized by great diversity. This is as true in the philosophical approaches taken to clinical nursing research as it is in other areas. Although there are some problems associated with diversity, such as nursing's occasional inability to agree on important issues, in general, nursing's diversity is a source of strength.

Nurse researchers have been educated in various sciences and intellectual perspectives and have had different experiences with patients. These and ...

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