Writing a philosophy of nursing?

Abstract:

:Nurses in education and management settings are often required to write a philosophy for the facility. In this paper, the use of the concept of 'philosophy' in nursing education and nursing management is explored. The nature of philosophy is then outlined, with specific reference to its relationship with a special science such as nursing. In the light of this discussion, the real nature of the document that nursing authors call a 'philosophy' is discussed. The concepts of a life and world view and a mission statement are discussed in this regard. Specific proposals are then made for nurses in approaching the task of producing this planning document.

journal_name

J Adv Nurs

authors

Uys LR,Smit JH

doi

10.1046/j.1365-2648.1994.20020239.x

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1994-08-01 00:00:00

pages

239-44

issue

2

eissn

0309-2402

issn

1365-2648

journal_volume

20

pub_type

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