Theory construction based on standards of care: a proposed theory of the peaceful end of life.

@article{Ruland1998TheoryCB,
  title={Theory construction based on standards of care: a proposed theory of the peaceful end of life.},
  author={Cornelia Maria Ruland and Shirley M Moore},
  journal={Nursing outlook},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={
          169-75
        }
}
The contribution of developing a theory from this standard of care is that it can express a new unifying idea about the phenomenon of peaceful end of life for terminally ill patients. It allows for generating and testing hypotheses that can provide new insights into the nature of this phenomenon and can contribute to increased knowledge about nursing interventions that help patients toward a peaceful end of life. The process of theory development from standards of care as described in this… CONTINUE READING
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