Contributors: Meredith A. Ford, MSN, RN, CNEJ. Michael Leger, Ph.D., MBA, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, CNE The Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms (TOUS) focuses on understanding how patients respond to multiple symptoms of a disease process, the commonalities among these symptoms, and how interventions might be used to alleviate more than one symptom. In this interactive model, … Continue reading TOUS as a TOOL: Bedside RNs Using Theory to Improve QOL for Post-Prostatectomy Patients & their Partners
Contributors: Erin Dolen, MSN-Ed, RN, CNECatherine Quay, MSN, RN-BC, CNE Last year, we conducted a study with Dr. Jane K. Dickinson as part of our doctoral program in Nursing Education at Teachers College Columbia University, that explored the use of nursing theory to guide nursing doctoral research. Our findings revealed that doctoral nursing students rarely … Continue reading How Does Nursing Theory Fit into Nursing Education?: From the Perspective of Two Nurse Educators
Source In March of 2022, at the Nursology Theory Conference, our research team presented a study that explored the use of theory, and specifically nursing theory, to guide nursing doctoral research. There was very little published research on this topic; therefore, a group of us decided to look into it. The topic of theory-guided research … Continue reading Is Nursing Theory Guiding Nursing Doctoral Research?
When I was a PhD student, I commonly heard exacerbated sighs from my fellow students regarding the trials and tribulations of "fitting" a theory into their doctoral research. Similarly, many students had trouble understanding why it was important to be theoretically guided in your research, what was the point? And how do you even "use" … Continue reading Theory-guided Research: What, Why, and How?
The Influence of Nurse Coaching on Power as Knowing Participation in Change in the Process of Health Patterning Researcher:Shirley Conrad, MSN, RN, CCRN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BCPhD CandidateChristine E. Lynn College of NursingFlorida Atlantic University Are you a NURSE who has experienced stress related to providing nursing care during the Covid-19 Pandemic? We are currently enrolling nurses … Continue reading Recruiting participants for Nursing Research Guided by Barrett’s Theory