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Nursing theories and conceptual frameworks
chapterposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Sandra WalkerSandra Walker
This chapter explores the concepts, conceptual frameworks, theories, paradigm and metaparadigm that guide nursing. It discusses the purposes of nursing theory in nursing education, research, and clinical practice, and identifies the positive and negative effect of using theory to understand clinical practice.
Parent TitleKozier and Erb's Fundamentals of nursing, volume 1
Number of Pages17
Place of PublicationFrenchs Forest, N.S.W.
External Author AffiliationsFaculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR);