One of the “ideals and principles” in the nursing manifesto reads:
- It is our firm conviction that there is a body of knowledge that is specific, if not unique, to nursing’s concerns and interests. We think that this knowledge is grounded in appreciation of wholeness, concern for human well being, and ways in which we accommodate healing through the art and science of nursing. We value theoretical and practical plurality with the centrality of nursing knowledge at the forefront of practice and knowledge development.
Advances in Nursing Science (ANS) has just published-ahead-of-print and article that is a wonderful current-day exploration related to this principle. It is titled “Particularizing the General: Sustaining Theoretical Integrity in the Context of an Evidence-Based Practice Agenda” Sally Thorne, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCAHS and Richard Sawatzky, PhD, RN. You can download this article free while it is “ahead of print!” So head to the ANS web site to get your copy now! There is already a very interesting dialogue on the ANS blog about this article! So check it out and add your comments here, or on the ANS blog, or both!