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The discipline of nursing: historical roots, current perspectives, future directions.

Authors
  • Shaw, M C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of advanced nursing
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1993
Volume
18
Issue
10
Pages
1651–1656
Identifiers
PMID: 8263259
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

As advances in nursing science and research impact upon nursing education and clinical practice, new ways of looking at phenomena have led to a re-examination and refinement of the traditional concepts: person, environment, health and nursing. This evolving pattern of intellectual growth holds promise for the discipline of nursing through the advancement of knowledge based upon scientific inquiry into the practice of nursing. This paper discusses nursing as a discipline by examining the development of a unique body of knowledge from three viewpoints: historical past, current perspectives and future direction.

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