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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.

Evolving Nursing Research Traditions: Influencing Factors
Evolving nursing research traditions: Influencing factors
Ada SueHinshaw

Nursing knowledge and research has expanded rapidly in the past several decades. The profession's commitment to the development of systematically generated knowledge to guide nursing practice has been the driving force for the growth of nursing research coupled with a strengthened national infrastructure and set of resources to support such knowledge generation. Several basic characteristics of the discipline have supported the commitment to a strong, focused, scientifically based body of knowledge for nursing practice:

  • definition of the science of nursing as a “human” science, reflecting the human aspects of dealing with health ...
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