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Author Chinn, Peggy L.
Title Integrated theory and knowledge development in nursing / Peggy L. Chinn, Maeona K. Kramer.
Imprint St. Louis, MO : Mosby/Elsevier, [2011]
Edition Eighth edition.

Author Chinn, Peggy L.
Subject Nursing -- Philosophy.
Nursing Theory.
Philosophy, Nursing.
Alt Name Kramer, Maeona K.
Description xiii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Edition Eighth edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Nursing's fundamental patterns of knowing -- The history of knowledge development in nursing -- Emancipatory knowledge development -- Ethical knowledge development -- Personal knowledge development -- Aesthetic knowledge development -- Empiric knowledge development : conceptualizing and structuring -- Description and critical reflection of empiric theory -- Confirmation and validation of empiric knowledge using research -- Confirmation and validation of empiric knowledge in practice.
ISBN 9780323077187 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0323077188 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 655618638
Table of Contents
Chapter 1Nursing's Fundamental Patterns of Knowing,1
 Knowledge for a Practice Discipline,2
 Knowing and Knowledge,3
 Overview of Nursing's Patterns of Knowing,5
 Processes for Developing Nursing Knowledge,11
 Patterns Gone Wild,18
 Why Develop Nursing's Patterns of Knowing?,20
 Reflection and Discussion,22
Chapter 2The History of Knowledge Development in Nursing,24
 From Antiquity to Nightingale,25
 Nightingale's Legacy,26
 From Nightingale to Science,27
 Knowing Patterns in the Early Literature,31
 The Emergence of Nursing as a Science,38
 Early Trends in the Development of Nursing Science,40
 Metalanguage of Nursing Conceptual Frameworks,45
 Trends in Knowledge Development,49
 The Contexts of Knowledge Development,55
 Reflection and Discussion,58
Chapter 3Emancipatory Knowledge Development,63
 The Concept of Emancipatory Knowing,64
 The Rebirth of Emancipatory Knowing in Nursing,69
 The Dimensions of Emancipatory Knowing,74
 Reflection and Discussion,84
Chapter 4Ethical Knowledge Development,87
 Ethics, Morality, and Nursing,89
 Overview of Ethical Perspectives,93
 Nursing's Focus on Ethics and Morality,95
 Dimensions of Ethical Knowledge Development,97
 Reflection and Discussion,106
Chapter 5Personal Knowledge Development,109
 Personal Knowing in Nursing,110
 Conceptual Meanings of Personal Knowing,112
 Dimensions of Personal Knowing,115
 Reflection & Discussion,123
Chapter 6Aesthetic Knowledge Development,125
 Art and Aesthetics,129
 Aesthetic Knowing,131
 The Dimensions of Aesthetic Knowing,136
 Reflection and Discussion,150
Chapter 7Empiric Knowledge Development: Conceptualizing and Structuring,152
 What Is Empiric Theory?,154
 Creating Conceptual Meaning,156
 What Is a Concept?,158
 Methods for Creating Conceptual Meaning,162
 Structuring and Contextualizing Theory,175
 Reflection and Discussion,182
Chapter 8Description and Critical Reflection of Empiric Theory,184
 What is this? The Description of Theory,185
 How Does It Work? The Critical Reflection of Theory,196
 Reflection and Discussion,205
Chapter 9Confirmation and Validation of Empiric Knowledge Using Research,206
 Theory-Linked Research and Isolated Research,208
 Challenges Related to Theory-Linked Research,210
 Refining Concepts and Theoretic Relationships,211
 Designing Theoretically Sound Empiric Research,216
 Developing Sound Theoretic Research,218
 Reflection and Discussion,227
Chapter 10Confirmation and Validation of Empiric Knowledge in Practice,228
 Theory- and Evidence-Based Practice,229
 Refining Conceptual Meaning,232
 Validating Theoretic Relationships and Outcomes in Practice,235
 Methodologic Approaches to Validation of Relationships and Outcomes,239
 Expected Outcomes That Flow From Theoretic Reasoning,239
 Implementing a Formal Method of Study,241
 Reflection and Discussion,242

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