By Betty Johnson PhD RN, Pamela Webber PhD FNP
Targeting assisting nursing scholars advance the robust reasoning abilities worthwhile for useful and worrying perform, An advent to thought and Reasoning in Nursing, 4th variation demonstrates the interconnections among concept, study, and perform. The authors aid scholars comprehend theory—what it's, the way it helps nurses and their perform, and the way they could use it to reply to medical questions and deal with sufferers extra effectively.
This up-to-date Fourth version good points new summaries of person help theories and nursing theories, new Nursing examine containers, a brand new research-validated reasoning version, the scientific Reasoning Plan (CRP) that makes use of real nursing case stories, and extended on-line instructor’s assets.
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In other words, research is the way theory perpetuates itself. Theory developed through research sent men and women into space, and theory developed through research will solve many of today’s problems, such as global warming, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, and the common cold. In nursing, theory developed through research will lead the profession in developing the most effective approaches to facilitating health and well-being. The development of new theory is the most important outcome of research.
Practical Application of Theory The majority of what you study in school is theory; however, it is seldom called theory. You read theory in textbooks, you hear theory in classrooms, and you practice using theory in clinical settings. When you are taking a biology class, you are studying biological theory; when you are taking a psychology class, you are studying psychological theory; when you learn about drugs, you are studying pharmacological theory; and when you learn about nursing, you are studying nursing theory.
The development of new theory is the most important outcome of research. As a student of nursing, it is important not only that you understand the role research plays in developing nursing’s theoretical body of knowledge, but also that you become a sophisticated consumer of research that has the potential to influence your practice. Research is discussed more throughout this chapter and in Chapter 9. DESIGN SERVICES OF Chapter 2 Language, Meanings, Structure, and Relationships 17 Reasoning Reasoning, which is derived from the Latin word ratio, is the cognitive process that allows us to think, identify relationships, and form judgments about information.