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.

Promoting Physiological Stability

Promoting Physiological Stability

Promoting physiological stability
Pamela H.Mitchell

We, as nurses, implicitly assume that promoting biologic stability in unstable clinical conditions is a goal of nursing interventions with acutely and critically ill people. We also assume this goal underlies both descriptive and intervention studies in these populations. Nursing and related science literatures were reviewed to ascertain whether these assumptions are supported in the clinical research literature and to ascertain the state of nursing science knowledge with respect to promoting physiological stability. An electronic literature search from 1966 to early 1997 used Medline, CINAHL, Current Contents, Expanded Academic Index, and PsycINFO with the following key words: “biologic(al) stability and nursing,” ...

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