Are We Ready to Utilize Concept Analyses To Advance Nursology? Could This Be a Way Forward?

“Rosemary, we found a recent citation of your research”, is a message I receive from ResearchGate whenever there is a new citation to my work! One message was another citation to one of my early papers (Eustace & Ilagan, 2010), which was the report of a concept analysis of HIV disclosure, published in the Journal … Continue reading Are We Ready to Utilize Concept Analyses To Advance Nursology? Could This Be a Way Forward?

Searching the Literature of Nursology: Strategies for Success

Finding relevant literature is, of course, crucial for any scholarly work. I have been searching the literature about nursology discipline-specific conceptual models and theories for many, many years. When I first started these literature searches in the 1970s, I had to use printed indexes, which was exceedingly tedious and time-consuming, although I admit to enjoying … Continue reading Searching the Literature of Nursology: Strategies for Success

What makes a theory or model “nursing”?

To our readers: the Nursology.net blog exists to prompt thoughtful discussion of critical issues related to the development of nursing knowledge.  We welcome your thoughts, challenges, alternative points of view, and critical questions!  Do not hesitate to comment on this or any other post at any time!  You are our "peer reviewers" and your perspectives … Continue reading What makes a theory or model “nursing”?

Nursology’s Philosophical and Practical Knowledge: Unified and Interdependent

Guest Contributor: Martha Raile Alligood, RN, PhD, ANEF A few months ago, Martha Alligood sent me (Jacquelyn Fawcett) this intriguing article: Rovelli, C. (2018). Physics needs philosophy, philosophy needs physics, Foundations of Physics, 48, 481-491. We decided to write a paper, which has evolved into this blog, about the relationship between philosophy and science in … Continue reading Nursology’s Philosophical and Practical Knowledge: Unified and Interdependent