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1967 – Symposium on Theory Development in Nursing

Contributor: Peggy Chinn and Leslie Nicoll
December 30, 2018
Date: October 7, 1967
Location: Case Western Reserve, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Jeanne Berthold

The conference was part of the Nurse Scientist Program, with partial support from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service Grant No. NU-5005-05 from the Division of Nursing.


Symposium Chair: Jeanne Berthold
Landmark Publications

Berthold, J. S. (1968). Symposium on theory development in nursing. Prologue. Nursing research, 17(3), 196–197.

Brown, M. I. (1968). Social Theory in Geriatric Nursing Research. Nursing research, 17(3), 213–216. Retrieved from

Dickoff, J., & James, P. (1968). Researching Research’s Role in Theory Development. Nursing research, 17(3), 204???205.

Dickoff, J., & James, P. (1968). A theory of theories: a position paper. Nursing research, 17, 197–203.

Ellis, R. (1968). Characteristics of significant theories. Nursing research, 17, 217–222.

Johnson, D. E. (1968). Symposium on theory development in nursing. Theory in nursing: borrowed and unique. Nursing research, 17(3), 206–209.

Rubin, R. (1968). A Theory of Clinical Nursing. Nursing research, 17(3), 210–212. Retrieved from

Symposium on Theory Development in Nursing: Panel Discussion. (1968). Nursing research, 17(3), 223–226. Retrieved from


All of these papers were reprinted in the following text:

Nicoll, L. H. (1986). Perspectives on Nursing Theory. Scott, Foresman and Company.

The text is now out of print but available in many libraries.


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