'...as intellectually demanding, professionally challenging and rewarding as his previous work... relevant and informative.' - Peter Draper, Journal of Advanced Nursing
This book provides an introduction to a new and emerging area of nursing scholarship, that of philosophy of nursing. It describes the nature of philosophy of nursing and then focuses on three areas of enquiry central to nursing theory and practice: knowledge, persons and care. Having developed positive accounts of these key areas the nature of nursing is then examined. Throughout there is critical engagement with the work of leading nurse writers, in particular Benner and Wrubel, and Carper.
The Nature of Philosophy of Nursing
Nursing Knowledge (i): Propositional and Practical Knowledge
Nursing Knowledge (ii): Carper and Benner on Knowledge
Nursing the Person (i): Ontology
Nursing the Person (ii): A Person as a Narrative
Caring in Nursing (i): Intentional Care
Caring in Nursing (ii): Ontological Care
Nature of Nursing (i): Nursing as Science
Nature of Nursing (ii): Nursing as Art or Practice
The Prospects for a Theory of Nursing
STEVEN D. EDWARDS is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Health Care at the University of Wales, Swansea. He has published four books in addition to this one, and is the author of numerous papers in academic journals. He is Co-Editor of Nursing Philosophy.
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