Sue Simmons

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  • Sue Simmons
  • International journal of nursing studies
  • 1989
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the concept of health in an effort to promote theoretical clarity for nursing science. Included in the analysis are the following (a) a historical review of conceptual definitions and interpretations of health, (b) an evaluation of current theoretical orientations of health, (c) a delineation of critical attributes of(More)
In an effort to theoretically integrate perspectives of self-care and health promotion, the Health-Promoting Self-Care System Model is proposed as a framework for identifying and explaining sequential patterns among factors which influence the decision-making, performance and outcomes of health-promoting lifestyles. The model is based upon a synthesis of(More)
This paper explores some aspects of what is meant by integration in a nursing curriculum, by looking at both integration of course content and subject matter, and a consequent move away from separated academic disciplines towards a thematic approach, and at integration of the student group, so that different groups of nurse learners study and learn together(More)
This article describes an innovative initiative to support partnership working between trade unions and management in three National Health Service Trusts, by means of shared participation in a series of learning and development days. Although there is existing evidence, within the literature on partnership, of the benefits of partnership working for(More)
Many nurses coming on post-registration courses have widely varying backgrounds and levels of experience. In addition they seek to develop their knowledge base and therapeutic skills, as well as address their personal and professional development. As adult learners they may have a clear idea of their own objectives for the course, and will often benefit(More)
Metaphorical expression is viewed as a fundamental way of symbolizing used to develop nursing theory. The Sea of Life poem depicts a metaphor for explicating a theoretical structure derived from principles of the human becoming theory: Transforming occurs in the revealing-concealing of valuing. The Sea of Life, an original poem, sets forth the idea that(More)
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