Nursing knowledge development and clinical practice

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Springer Pub. Co., 2007 - Medical - 347 pages
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Where does nursing knowledge come from and how does it develop? How do we incorporate nursing knowledge into the practice of nursing? Is it possible for nursing theory to meet the needs of clinical practice? These are key questions in the field of nursing theory, answered here in this ground-breaking work. Based on their five-year experience as co-chairs of the New England Knowledge Conferences, Sister Callista Roy and Dorothy Jones have edited an address to the issues of how nursing knowledge develops and how the theory informs the practice. Here in one concise volume is an in-depth articulation of the science of nursing, its acquisition, and its incorporation into the needs of the clinical nursing environment. The editors concentrate on four major themes; the current state of nursing knowledge, the philosophy of nursing knowledge, integrating nursing knowledge with practice, and examples of the impact on patient health and care when nursing knowledge is applied.

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Dorothy A. Jones (EdD, RNC, ANP, FAAN), is a Professor of Adult Health at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, where she formerly served as Chair of the Adult Health Department from 1995 to 1999. She is a Senior Nurse Scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and formerly a President of the Eastern Nursing Resesarch Society. She has been involved in nursing language development serving as past President of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association. Jones's research includes a NIH-funded study focusing on patients' recovery at home following ambulatory surgery, theory development related to Margaret Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness, evaluation research, and instrument development. Her many awards include Boston College's Teaching Excellence Award in 2005, Partners Award for Excellence in Practice in 1998 and 2003, the Indiana University School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Founders Award in 2000. Jones has a strong record of curriculum development and mentorship with graduate students, as evidence by their scholarship nationally and internationally. She received her BSN from Long Island University and Brooklyn Hospital School of Nursing and earned graduate degrees from Indiana University and Boston University.

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