Nursing Knowledge & Theory Innovation: Advancing The...

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Edition 02
Author Reed & Shearer
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This esteemed text for graduate-level nursing students focuses on the science and philosophy of nursing knowledge development, with a special emphasis on theory as a tool in developing practice-relevant knowledge. It is distinguished by its focus on practical applications of theory for scholarly, evidence-based approaches. The second edition features important updates and a reorganization of information to better highlight the roles of theory and the major philosophical perspectives in knowledge development. It also introduces two new chapters: The DNP Project: Translating Research Into Knowledge for Practice, and Generating Knowledge in Practice. Summary Points and Questions for Reflection at the end of each chapter help to reinforce knowledge.The text offers a comprehensive overview of the philosophy and history of science, the structures of nursing knowledge, and a path for knowledge development. It is unique in its reach beyond the traditional views about theory in nursing. It advocates equipping practitioners as well as other nurses with the tools to make theory more relevant to their own practice and to inspire confidence to be active participants in building knowledge for nursing. The text will help students become aware of their own philosophical and theoretical ideas and knowledge embedded in their practice and to learn strategies for developing theory-based knowledge-strategies that are practice relevant and practice based.NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION:New chapters: The DNP Project: Translating Research Into Knowledge for Practice and Generating Knowledge in PracticeReorganization of material to better highlight the roles of theory and the major philosophical perspectives in knowledge developmentSummary Points at the end of each chapterKEY FEATURES:Balances theoretical and philosophical ideas with practical perspectivesIncludes concrete strategies for knowledge developmentExplicates the shared and distinct roles of DNP and PhD nurses in knowledge developmentIntroduces "intermodernism" to support practice-based theory and knowledge developmentIntroduces "Interludes" whereby readers can examine specific strategies of knowledge development

Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgments1. The Spiral Path of Nursing KnowledgePamela G. Reed2. A Philosophy of Nursing Science and Practice: IntermodernismPamela G. Reed3. Doctoral Nursing Roles in Knowledge GenerationDonna M. Velasquez, Donna Behler McArthur, and Catherine Johnson4. Practitioner-Centered Research: Nursing Praxis and the Science of the UniqueGary Rolfe5.Interlude I:The Mandala and Discovering Nursing WorldviewsNelma B. Crawford Shearer6. The DNP Project: Translating Research Into Knowledge for PracticeJennifer Ruel, Donna Behler McArthur, and Pamela G. Reed7.Interlude II:Mindfulness and Knowledge Development in Nursing PracticeCatherine Johnson8. Creating a Nursing Intervention out of a Passion for Theory and PracticeNelma B. Crawford Shearer9.Interlude III:Practitioner as Theorist: A Nurse's Toolkit for Theoretical Thinking in NursingPamela G. Reed10. Clinical Scholarship: History and Future PossibilitiesRene Love11. Generating Knowledge in Practice: Philosophical and Methodological ConsiderationsPamela G. Reed and Barbara B. Brewer12.Interlude IV:Community-Based Nursing Praxis as a Catalyst for Generating KnowledgeCathleen Michaels13. A Paradigm for the Production of Practice-Based Knowledge: Philosophical and Practical ConsiderationsPamela G. Reed14.Interlude V:Steps in Reformulating a Nursing Practice Concept: Empowerment as an ExampleNelma B. Crawford Shearer and Pamela G. Reed15. The Practice Turn and Nursing Theory InnovationPamela G. ReedIndex