Closing the theory-practice gap : a new paradigm for nursing

Gary Rolfe

This book focuses on changing approaches to nursing, encompassing current concepts of practice and the ways in which theory is generated and disseminated. Nursing practice has moved from a task orientated discipline to being patient-centred, and from addressing effective ways of nursing groups of patients with similar problems to holistic care. However, methods of research and education have not kept pace. Change has begun, but an even greater leap is required to achieve seamlessness and excellence in the care that is given to patients. This book suggests how it might be achieved. The first part of the book discusses ways of bringing nursing theory closer to practice, integrating models of theory, practice, research and education, and is based on a vision of the nurse as an autonomous professional. The second part presents working examples of initiatives in, amongst other areas, practice, action, research and curriculum development.

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  • Introduction
  • Part One: Towards a New Paradigm for Nursing
  • Nursing Praxis: integrating theory and practice
  • Research for nursing praxis
  • Educating the nurse-practitioner
  • Towards a new paradigm for nursing
  • Part Two: New Paradigm Nursing in Action
  • Developing new roles in practice and education
  • Some Post-technocratic education projects
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Short Reading List
  • Index

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書名 Closing the theory-practice gap : a new paradigm for nursing
著作者等 Rolfe Gary
出版元 Butterworth-Heinemann
刊行年月 1996
ページ数 ix, 246 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 075062616X
NCID BA35750816
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス