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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.

What is Known about Caring in Nursing Science: A Literary Meta-Analysis
What is known about caring in nursing science: A literary meta-analysis
Kristen M.Swanson

Over the past two decades, there has been an escalating interest in the concept of caring, as evidenced in nursing dissertations, publications, investigations, theory debates, curriculum revolutions, conference agendas, and the making of professional policy. At the forefront of these activities are noted nurse theorists and philosophers such as Watson (1985, 1988a), Leininger (1981, 1988), Benner (1984), Benner and Wrubel (1989), Gaut (1983), Boykin (1994), Boykin and Schoenhofer (1993), Gadow (1980, 1984) and Roach (1984). These scholars remind the ...

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