Concept Development in Nursing: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications

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Beth L. Rodgers, Kathleen Astin Knafl
Saunders, 2000 - Medical - 458 pages
This text presents state-of-the-art methods for developing concepts appropriate for nursing. It offers a wide array of approaches to concept development, ranging from the classic to the cutting-edge in a manner that balances philosophical foundations with techniques and practical examples.
  • Explores approaches ranging from the classic to constructivist to critical or postmodern
  • Balances philosophy and methods, illustrating each method with a complete example of a specific concept developed using that method.
  • Offers new chapters on a multiphase approach to concept analysis, dimensional analysis, critical approaches, and building a program of research
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    Introduction to Concept Development in Nursing
    Knowledge Synthesis and Concept Development
    The Wilson Method of Concept Analysis

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