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Philosophy of Nursing: An Introduction by Steven D. Edwards

By Steven D. Edwards

Philosophy of Nursing presents an advent to a brand new and emergent region of analysis inside of nursing. the character of the philosophy of nursing is explored and utilized to 3 components of enquiry relevant to nursing conception and perform: wisdom, people and care.

The thought of information turns out the most important since it seems to be very important to base nursing interventions on what's identified, instead of that that's in basic terms believed. yet what's the distinction among those? additionally, it's normal, at the moment to differentiate among functional wisdom and theoretical wisdom yet what's the dating among the 2?

The perception of somebody is surely of basic relevance to nursing yet are sufferers easily organic organisms? should still their therapy and care plans mirror this? what's to be made from the appeals to the belief of a sufferer as a 'narrative'? What function does worrying have and what's 'ontological caring'?

This stimulating textual content seeks to supply solutions to all of those questions and to provide an explanation for their relevance to nursing. all through key debates the writer significantly engages with the paintings of significant nursing writers, and specifically with Benner and Wrubel, and Carper. In end the dialogue makes a speciality of the character of nursing, how this is often most sensible understood and why it can be crucial. For the 1st time illuminating solutions are provided to the problems in nursing idea and perform upon which the very nature of such idea and perform depends.

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