Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice: Opportunities and Directions

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Callista Roy, Dorothy A. Jones
Springer Publishing Company, Oct 24, 2006 - Medical - 356 pages
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How does nursing knowledge develop and how do we incorporate this knowledge into the practice of nursing?

Is it possible for nursing theory to address the needs of clinical practice?

These key questions in the field of nursing are explored in this groundbreaking work.

Based on their five-year experience as co-chairs of the New England Knowledge Conferences and the contributions of nurse clinicians and academics, the book addresses issues critical to improving the quality and delivery of health care.

Concentrating on four major themes--the current state of nursing knowledge, the philosophy of nursing knowledge, the integration of nursing knowledge with practice, and examples of the impact on health care delivery when nursing knowledge is applied--Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice gives concrete examples of how nursing knowledge can improve nursing practice and overall health care delivery both today and in the future.

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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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