Concept Development in Nursing: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications

Front Cover
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
  • From inside the book

    What people are saying - Write a review

    We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

    Contents

    Introduction to Concept Development in Nursing
    1
    Knowledge Synthesis and Concept Development
    39
    The Wilson Method of Concept Analysis
    55
    Copyright

    15 other sections not shown

    Other editions - View all

    Common terms and phrases

    Bibliographic information