Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Concept synthesis of the art of nursing

"Nurses have attempted to explicate the art of nursing since the time of Florence Nightingale. Despite these efforts, the concept remains obscure. A clearer conceptualization of nursing art is needed to help guide practice and research."

Results from an investigation published in the May issue of Journal of Advanced Nursing substantiates "existing knowledge related to the art of nursing. In addition, the findings extend that knowledge by more clearly identifying the antecedents, attributes and outcomes of nursing art. Specifically, the epistemological and ontological components are more clearly identified. Clarity of this type is important in terms of future development of discipline-specific practice and research."
[Extracted from abstract found in PubMed record]

To read the full article:
Finfgeld-Connett, Deborah. (2008). "Concept synthesis of the art of nursing." Journal of Advanced Nursing 62(3) 381-8.