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Nursing theories and conceptual frameworks
chapterposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by John BroadbentJohn Broadbent
"As a profession, nursing is involved in identifying its own unique body of knowledge essential to nursing practice nursing science. To identify this knowledge base, nurses must develop and recognise concepts and theories that are specific to nursing. Because theories in some other disciplines were developed and used before most nursing theories, it is helpful to briefly explore how theory has been used by those disciplines before considering theory in nursing."--p. 41.