Nursing's Boundary Work: Theory Development and the Making of Nursing Science, ca. 1950-1980.

  title={Nursing's Boundary Work: Theory Development and the Making of Nursing Science, ca. 1950-1980.},
  author={Dominique A. Tobbell},
  journal={Nursing research},
  volume={67 2},
BACKGROUND Beginning in the late 1950s and intensifying through the 1960s and 1970s, nurse educators, researchers, and scholars worked to establish nursing as an academic discipline. These nursing leaders argued that the development of nursing theory was not only critical to nursing's academic project but also to improving nursing practice and patient care. OBJECTIVES The purpose of the article is to examine the context for the development of nursing theory and the characteristics of early… CONTINUE READING
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