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In Search of Nursing Science

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January 1995 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This important book analyzes the major schools of thought in contemporary Western science in order to arrive at a philosophy (or philosophies) of science consistent with the discipline of nursing.

After examining traditional empiricist views of science, the contributors focus on the schools of thought that challenge them. Next, they introduce postmodern schools of thought including feminism, phenomenology, critical theory and poststructuralism.

Each analytic discussion is followed by a chapter exploring how particular tenets of the school have influenced the development of nursing knowledge and nursing science.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND THE EMPIRICIST SCHOOL OF THOUGHT
Introduction: Nursing Science for Nursing Practice Sue Karen Donaldson
Sandra J Weiss
Contemporary Empiricism
Christine E Kapser
Pragmatism
The Problem with the Bottom Line  
 
PART TWO: REVOLUTIONARY/EVOLUTIONARY PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Jacquelyn Anne K Kegley
Science as Tradition and Tradition Shattering
Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy of Science  
Barbara Riegel et al
Moving Beyond
A Generative Philosophy of Science  
Sara T Fry
Science as Problem Solving
Cathy Rodgers Ward
An Evolutionary Approach to the Discipline of Nursing and Nursing Administration
 
PART THREE: POSTMODERN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Ruth Ginzberg
Feminism, Science and Nursing
Sandra Harding
The Method Question
Gayle Giboney Page
Pain: An Issue of Gender
Anna Omery and Carol Mack
Phenomenology and Science
Marlene Zichi Cohen and Kenneth Norris, Jr.
The Experience of Surgery
Phenomenological Clinical Nursing Research  
Richard H Steeves and David L Kahn
A Hermeneutical Human Science for Nursing
Francelyn Reeder
Passages Through the Heart
A Hermeneutic of Choice  
Hesook Suzie Kim and Inger Margrethe Holter
Critical Theory for Science of Nursing Practice
Inger Margrethe Holter and Hesook Suzie Kim
Methodology for Critical Theory
Critical Action Research  
Laura Dzurec
Post-Structuralist Science
An Historical Account for Profound Visibility  
Laura Dzurec
Severe Mental Disability? Or a Play of Wills?
 
PART FOUR: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND PRACTICE
Anne H Bishop and John R Scudder, Jr.
Applied Science, Practice and Intervention Technology
Hannah Dean
Science and Practice
The Nature of Knowledge  
Luther Chrisman
Science as the Predictor of Professional Recognition and Success
 
Epilogue: The Journey Continues

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Anna Kazlauskas Omery

Christine E. Kasper

M. Adelaide Nursing Chair, School of Nursing, John Hopkins University. More About Author

Gayle G. Page

Professor and Independence Chair, School of Nursing, John Hopkins University. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803950948
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