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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338888
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Article
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Nursing Paradigms and Theories: A Primer
Author(s):
Jackson, Jennifer Irene
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Gamma (Virtual)
Author Details:
Jennifer Jackson, RN BScN Honours,
Abstract:

A nurse’s philosophical outlook influences his or her daily nursing practice. This outlook includes paradigms and theories, which reflect a nurse’s values, and exert significant influence over nursing practice. There are three major paradigms within the nursing profession: empiricism, interpretive, and critical social theory. Each has unique tenets, and contributes to the profession and discipline of nursing in a different way. Pragmatism is also an important philosophical consideration.  Pragmatism furthers the discussion about the best approach to take in nursing practice. The purpose of this article is to describe each major nursing paradigm, demonstrate the connection between nursing paradigms and nursing theory, and use case examples to illuminate the contributions of pragmatism to nursing practice.

Keywords:
theory; Philosophy, Nursing; paradigm; research
MeSH:
Philosophy, Nursing; Paradigms; Research
Repository Posting Date:
26-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
26-Jan-2015
Citation:
Jackson, J. I. (2015, January 26). Nursing paradigms and theories: A primer . Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/338888
Description:
This article is an introduction to theories and paradigms in nursing. Connections are made to research and evidence-informed practice.
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleNursing Paradigms and Theories: A Primeren
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Jennifer Ireneen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Gamma (Virtual)en
dc.author.detailsJennifer Jackson, RN BScN Honours,en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338888en
dc.description.abstract<p>A nurse’s philosophical outlook influences his or her daily nursing practice. This outlook includes paradigms and theories, which reflect a nurse’s values, and exert significant influence over nursing practice. There are three major paradigms within the nursing profession: empiricism, interpretive, and critical social theory. Each has unique tenets, and contributes to the profession and discipline of nursing in a different way. Pragmatism is also an important philosophical consideration.  Pragmatism furthers the discussion about the best approach to take in nursing practice. The purpose of this article is to describe each major nursing paradigm, demonstrate the connection between nursing paradigms and nursing theory, and use case examples to illuminate the contributions of pragmatism to nursing practice.</p>en_GB
dc.subjecttheoryen_GB
dc.subjectPhilosophy, Nursingen_GB
dc.subjectparadigmen_GB
dc.subjectresearchen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhilosophy, Nursingen_US
dc.subject.meshParadigmsen_US
dc.subject.meshResearchen_US
dc.date.available2015-01-26T14:57:34Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01-26en
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T14:57:34Zen
dc.identifier.citationJackson, J. I. (2015, January 26). Nursing paradigms and theories: A primer . Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/338888en
dc.identifier.citationJackson, J. I. (2015, January 26). Nursing paradigms and theories: A primer . Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/338888en
dc.descriptionThis article is an introduction to theories and paradigms in nursing. Connections are made to research and evidence-informed practice.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
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