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Traditionally, nursing scholars have concerned themselves with philosophies of science. This perspective reflects the Platonic dominance of theory over practice. The consequence of this view is that technology is conceived as an applied science. Furthermore, technology is considered as a neutral instrument of science. The primacy of theory was challenged by(More)
In 78 consecutive patients, we performed fine-needle aspiration of the hip before revision surgery. At the revision operation biopsies were taken from the capsule and joint tissues. The aspirate and the homogenised soft-tissue specimens were cultured using a radiometric technique. Fifteen hips proved to be infected and 63 sterile on culture of the tissues(More)
  • A J Walters
  • 1994
This paper provides an hermeneutic analysis of comforting as it applies in critical care nursing practice. Comforting emerged as an important phenomenon of an Heideggerian phenomenological study of the lifeworld of eight critical care nurses (Walters, 1992, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation). This study described three other themes; focusing, balancing and(More)
This paper presents a comparison of the phenomenologies of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger with the aim of highlighting some of the critical distinctions between these two 'schools' of phenomenology concerning the methodological implications of each approach for nursing research. Specifically, the paper examines: the implications of epistemology versus(More)
A technique is described for the isolation and purification of intact, respiratory-competent mitochondria from Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The purified mitochondria are capable of oxidizing NADH and succinate as respiratory substrates, indicating the presence of succinate dehydrogenase and an NADH dehydrogenase located on the outer surface of the inner(More)
To assess the effect of urinary infection on a typical double-sugar test of intestinal permeability, rhamnose and cellobiose were added to 12 infected urine samples to give sugar concentrations generally present in the 5-h urine samples of patients undergoing the test. Rhamnose concentration fell by approximately 20% in two of the specimens after incubation(More)
This paper describes a hermeneutic study of experiences of relatives of critically ill patients in the context of a large tertiary referral hospital in Sydney, Australia. The participants were 15 female family members of critically ill patients. Taped conversations between the researcher and participants were conducted and interpreted using Reinharz's(More)