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Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice : Concepts and Application (Paperback) (Ph.D. Michael D.

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Noting the increased emphasis on evidence-based practice, this textbook explains the basic principles and concepts of the philosophy of science for DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) and PhD nursing students. It covers the nature of practice and practice disciplines, especially nursing and the role of philosophy of science, then explains the concepts of philosophy and philosophizing, the history of the philosophy of science, the concept and history of science, scientific methodology, observation, theory and reality, the nature of scientific explanation and laws, the feminist critique of science, the philosophy of social science, and the history of nursing science, ending with a proposed practice epistemology for practice knowledge development. This edition includes updates in philosophy of science interpretation and nursing practice and science, as well as more emphasis on DNP investigation that focuses on the relationship with evidence-based practice, and the informational needs of the PhD student and type of research expected. It has updated questions for reflection and a new appendix with a sample syllabus. No background in philosophy is needed. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 423
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Nursing / Research + Theory
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Pub Co
Author: Ph.D. Michael D. Dahnke & H. Michael Dreher
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2015
TCIN: 50179944
UPC: 9780826129284
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-7016
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