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Theorising in Everyday Nursing Practice

Theorising in Everyday Nursing Practice
A Critical Analysis

December 2021 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This original and thought-provoking book provides new insight into the role of theory within nursing practice. It is rooted in the real-world of practice and explores how theory and learning manifest in the nursing workplace. The book takes a fresh look at the major issues of concern in nursing and innovatively contextualises these within nursing theory. It serves to move the conversation forward leading to a better appreciation of how nurses constantly learn, theorise and develop. 

Key Features:
Takes practice as the starting point and explores how theory, learning and practice relate to each other
Based on the authors' primary research exploring how nurses theorise and learn in the practice environment
A fully original contribution offering fresh perspectives that advance the nursing theory discourse

It is an ideal book for nursing students wanting to better understand how theory can help them to learn and develop, practicing nurses looking to enhance their ongoing professional development as well as anyone involved with nursing education and research.

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - The changing nursing workforce and the emergence of nursing knowledge
Chapter 3 - Theorising in Practice
Chapter 4 - The studies
Chapter 5 - Theorising in practice through workplace recontextualisation
Chapter 6 - Theorising in practice through workplace recontextualisation among experienced nurses
Chapter 7 - Theorising in practice through learner recontextualisation
Chapter 8 - A new relationship between nursing knowledge, theory and practice
Chapter 9 - Concluding thoughts

Helen Allan

Helen Allan is a Professor of Nursing at Middlesex University, London, UK. She registered as a nurse in 1979, working for 13 years in acute care. After a BSc Sociology at the London School of Economics, London University, Helen trained as a nurse teacher and taught social sciences and nursing at Bloomsbury College of Nursing & Midwifery and then at the Royal College of Nursing Institute. Helen completed her PhD in Nursing part time at Manchester University in 2000. She worked with Professor Pam Smith at the University of Surrey in the Centre for Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education. Helen has held Chairs at the Universities of... More About Author

Karen Evans

Karen Evans, PhD, FAcSS is Emeritus Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education. She held the Chair in Education in the Department of Education, Practice and Society at UCL and served as Head of Lifelong Education and International Development in the Institute of Education, University of London. Karen’s research and publications focus on learning in the life and work transitions of youth and adulthood. Honorary Professorships currently include the UK Economic and Social Research Council Centre for Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES, UCL) and RMIT University, Australia.  She also plays leading roles in the Asia-Europe Education... More About Author

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