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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155185
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Forensic Nursing: Its Global Relevance as a Complex Synergistic System
Abstract:
Forensic Nursing: Its Global Relevance as a Complex Synergistic System
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Constantino, Rose E., PhD, JD, RN, BSN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
[Research Presentation]Purpose: As Forensic Nursing completes its second decade as an area of concentration in nursing education, research, and practice, an urgent need to evaluate and develop a theoretical framework exist. Its entry into nursing has added to nursing theory, education, practice, and leadership while generating doubts into global relevance and validity. Methods: A qualitative method of data collection and analysis was used through a focus group of ten graduate nursing students. Participants responded to the following questions: 1) define forensic nursing, 2) what concepts can be drawn from the sciences into forensic nursing, 3) perform a literature search on the following theories: complexity, synergy, and systems with classification of the level of research evidence found, and 4) define "theoretical framework". Results: Results showed forensic nursing is a complex synergistic system of intersecting sciences including forensics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, medicine, and anthropology integrated into nursing characterized as a Complex Synergistic System (CSS): Complexity theory is a collection of transdisciplinary theories studying responses to environment and/or experiences and explaining roles, practice and behavior of dynamic, non-linear systems. Synergy theory is the study of organizations forming partnerships and collaborating to fulfill a unified mission and vision.  Systems theory is the study of diverse interacting entities forming a unified functioning whole imbued with permeable boundaries conducive to input, feedback, output, reverberation, equifinality and negentropy. Conclusion: The integration of complexity, synergy, and systems theories into one overarching theoretical framework for forensic nursing cultivates education, practice, research, and leadership in forensic nursing. When forensic nursing is taught based on a theoretical framework, the ability to produce innovative leaps in knowledge is achieved. When knowledge is transformed into learning, stakeholders and communities of interest have greater impact than individuals standing alone. Its global relevance is being tested by a group of registered nurses in the Philippines.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleForensic Nursing: Its Global Relevance as a Complex Synergistic Systemen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155185-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Forensic Nursing: Its Global Relevance as a Complex Synergistic System</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Constantino, Rose E., PhD, JD, RN, BSN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rco100@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation]Purpose: As Forensic Nursing completes its second decade as an area of concentration in nursing education, research, and practice, an urgent need to evaluate and develop a theoretical framework exist. Its entry into nursing has added to nursing theory, education, practice, and leadership while generating doubts into global relevance and validity. Methods: A qualitative method of data collection and analysis was used through a focus group of ten graduate nursing students. Participants responded to the following questions: 1) define forensic nursing, 2) what concepts can be drawn from the sciences into forensic nursing, 3) perform a literature search on the following theories: complexity, synergy, and systems with classification of the level of research evidence found, and 4) define &quot;theoretical framework&quot;. Results: Results showed forensic nursing is a complex synergistic system of intersecting sciences including forensics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, medicine, and anthropology integrated into nursing characterized as a Complex Synergistic System (CSS): Complexity theory is a collection of transdisciplinary theories studying responses to environment and/or experiences and explaining roles, practice and behavior of dynamic, non-linear systems. Synergy theory is the study of organizations forming partnerships and collaborating to fulfill a unified mission and vision. &nbsp;Systems theory is the study of diverse interacting entities forming a unified functioning whole imbued with permeable boundaries conducive to input, feedback, output, reverberation, equifinality and negentropy. Conclusion: The integration of complexity, synergy, and systems theories into one overarching theoretical framework for forensic nursing cultivates education, practice, research, and leadership in forensic nursing. When forensic nursing is taught based on a theoretical framework, the ability to produce innovative leaps in knowledge is achieved. When knowledge is transformed into learning, stakeholders and communities of interest have greater impact than individuals standing alone. Its global relevance is being tested by a group of registered nurses in the Philippines.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:36:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:36:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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