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The Structure of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge

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  • Published 2001
This chapter lays the groundwork for the remainder of the book. Here, a structural hierarchy of contemporary nursing knowledge is identified and described. Each component of the structuremetaparadigm, philosophies, conceptual models, theories, and empirical indicators-is defined and its functions are delineated. Then the distinctions between the components are discussed, with special emphass placed on the differences between conceptual models and theories and the need to view and use those two… Expand
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