This book Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice is written by Janie B. Butts, Karen L. Rich. Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing is designed for advanced practice nursing students and is an essential resource for graduate and DNP programs. This comprehensive text covers all major nursing theories and includes a section on interdisciplinary theories as well as chapters on the philosophy of science, foundations of knowledge development, and knowledge integration and dissemination in advanced practice nursing.
According to the Author: The philosophy of science is a perspective, a lens, a way of seeing the world and, in the case of advanced practice nurses, the point of view that the nurse uses in each encounter with a patient, a family or a group. . A person’s philosophy of science creates the framework of an image, a message, which becomes a paradigm and a point of reference. Each individual’s own philosophy of science will allow some things to be seen and others to be blocked. It allows people to be open to some thoughts and potentially closed to others. A philosophy will regard some ideas as correct, others as inconsistent, and others as simply wrong. While the philosophy of science should not be seen as a black and white proposition, it does provide perspectives that include some ideas and thoughts and therefore must necessarily exclude others. The important key is to make sure that the ideas and thoughts are consistent with each other, instead of being in opposition.
|Book Name||Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice|
|Author of Book||Janie B. Butts, Karen L. Rich|
Overview of Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice
Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich (editors), is an essential resource for advanced practice nurses and students in both DNP and master’s nursing graduate programs. The authors who contributed to this text are distinguished nursing scholars and interdisciplinary scholars with backgrounds in theory.
All nurses should have the skills to review current findings and assess their applicability to their setting (LaPierre, Ritchey, & Newhouse, 2004). The outcome of evaluating the applicability of research findings to a particular setting is an important element when nurses assess the pragmatic appropriateness of a theory. The current emphasis on evidence-based nursing practice calls for advanced practice nurses to be leaders in assessing the pragmatic adequacy of nursing theories and translating theory, in the form of research findings, into better practices. evidence-based practices. Advanced practice nurses must also take the lead in helping all nurses understand that evidence-based practice is equivalent to theory-based practice.
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