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In Search of Nursing Science - Anna Omery

In Search of Nursing Science

By: Anna Omery (Editor), Christine E. Kasper (Editor), Gayle G. Page (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 1995
ISBN: 9780803950948
Number Of Pages: 320

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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.

Introduction and the Empiricist School of Thought
Introduction: Nursing Science for Nursing Practice
Contemporary Empiricism
Pragmatism
The Problem with the Bottom Line
Revolutionary/Evolutionary Philosophy of Science
Science as Tradition and Tradition Shattering
Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy of Science
Moving Beyond
A Generative Philosophy of Science
Science as Problem Solving
An Evolutionary Approach to the Discipline of Nursing and Nursing Administration
Postmodern Philosophy of Science
Feminism, Science and Nursing
The Method Question
Pain: An Issue of Gender
Phenomenology and Science
The Experience of Surgery
Phenomenological Clinical Nursing Research
A Hermeneutical Human Science for Nursing
Passages Through the Heart
A Hermeneutic of Choice
Critical Theory for Science of Nursing Practice
Methodology for Critical Theory
Critical Action Research
Post-Structuralist Science
An Historical Account for Profound Visibility
Severe Mental Disability? Or a Play of Wills?
The Relationship Between Science and Practice
Applied Science, Practice and Intervention Technology
Science and Practice
The Nature of Knowledge
Science as the Predictor of Professional Recognition and Success
Epilogue: The Journey Continues
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ISBN: 9780803950948
ISBN-10: 0803950942
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st March 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.8  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.49

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