The Translational Theory of Nursing as Process: Moving from "Nursing Process" to Nursing-as-Process

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153698
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Translational Theory of Nursing as Process: Moving from "Nursing Process" to Nursing-as-Process
Abstract:
The Translational Theory of Nursing as Process: Moving from "Nursing Process" to Nursing-as-Process
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:McCabe, S.
P.I. Institution Name:Mental Health Nursing Department, East Tennessee State University
Co-Authors:Carol L. Macnee
Objective: To provide the rubric for translational research by describing a theory of nursing-as-process in order to bridge the theory-practice gap. <P> Design: The body of nursing research has produced exciting but disparate findings. The task of moving these findings into practice has recently been labeled ‘translational research’; however, this new category of research is poorly defined. At the same time, nursing struggles to define its unique contribution to health care, given the reality that many of it’s daily care activities are shared by other health professionals. Nursing has always viewed theory as the link between research and practice, yet nursing has predominantly produced either grand or practice theories that do not readily meet this need. This presentation describes a translational theory explicating process as the bridge that translates research to practice, that can underpin translational research, and that allows for the identification of concepts that make nursing unique.<P> Findings: A new level of theory is needed, translational theory, that can link research findings with actual practice. The proposed theory discards the linear, sequential operationalization of nursing process and recognizes nursing-as-process. It is not tasks that identify nursing, but rather the unique, holistic, integrated process of implementing those tasks. Nursing-as-process has three reciprocally linked phases of process: pre-relational, relational and outcome. Nursing actions begin as proactive and deliberative, and become reactive and emergent within the phases of process. Concepts within the Translational Theory of Nursing as Process (TTNP) include time sequencing, spatiality, futurity, regularity and structuralism.<P> Conclusions and Implications: The concepts and the phases described can be used to link disparate research findings such as pain control studies and studies of family support to the coherent and scholarly practice of nursing. They allow the systematic and integrated application of research to practice and identify nursing’s unique contributions to health care. <!--Abstract 13220 modified by 151.141.26.138 on 10-29-2002--></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Translational Theory of Nursing as Process: Moving from "Nursing Process" to Nursing-as-Processen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153698-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Translational Theory of Nursing as Process: Moving from &quot;Nursing Process&quot; to Nursing-as-Process</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McCabe, S.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mental Health Nursing Department, East Tennessee State University</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carol L. Macnee</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To provide the rubric for translational research by describing a theory of nursing-as-process in order to bridge the theory-practice gap. &lt;P&gt; Design: The body of nursing research has produced exciting but disparate findings. The task of moving these findings into practice has recently been labeled &lsquo;translational research&rsquo;; however, this new category of research is poorly defined. At the same time, nursing struggles to define its unique contribution to health care, given the reality that many of it&rsquo;s daily care activities are shared by other health professionals. Nursing has always viewed theory as the link between research and practice, yet nursing has predominantly produced either grand or practice theories that do not readily meet this need. This presentation describes a translational theory explicating process as the bridge that translates research to practice, that can underpin translational research, and that allows for the identification of concepts that make nursing unique.&lt;P&gt; Findings: A new level of theory is needed, translational theory, that can link research findings with actual practice. The proposed theory discards the linear, sequential operationalization of nursing process and recognizes nursing-as-process. It is not tasks that identify nursing, but rather the unique, holistic, integrated process of implementing those tasks. Nursing-as-process has three reciprocally linked phases of process: pre-relational, relational and outcome. Nursing actions begin as proactive and deliberative, and become reactive and emergent within the phases of process. Concepts within the Translational Theory of Nursing as Process (TTNP) include time sequencing, spatiality, futurity, regularity and structuralism.&lt;P&gt; Conclusions and Implications: The concepts and the phases described can be used to link disparate research findings such as pain control studies and studies of family support to the coherent and scholarly practice of nursing. They allow the systematic and integrated application of research to practice and identify nursing&rsquo;s unique contributions to health care. &lt;!--Abstract 13220 modified by 151.141.26.138 on 10-29-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:27:09Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:27:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.