Refinement of the concept of uncertainty.

  title={Refinement of the concept of uncertainty.},
  author={Janice Penrod},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={34 2},
AIMS To analyse the conceptual maturity of uncertainty; to develop an expanded theoretical definition of uncertainty; to advance the concept using methods of concept refinement; and to analyse congruency with the conceptualization of uncertainty presented in the theory of hope, enduring, and suffering. BACKGROUND Uncertainty is of concern in nursing as people experience complex life events surrounding health. In an earlier nursing study that linked the concepts of hope, enduring, and… CONTINUE READING


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