Empirical Nursing: The Art of Evidence-Based Care

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book-author

Bernie Garrett

publisher

Emerald Publishing Limited

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PDF

pages

304 pages

language

English

asin

B07FM8KXV8

isbn10

1787438147

isbn13

9781787438149


Book Description

Empirical Nursing: The Art of Evidence-Based Care (PDF) aims to provide students and practicing nurses with the tools to better understand and engage in scientific arguments to back quality nursing and evidence-based practice.

The nature of nursing and its association with science remains an area of ongoing debate; controversy; and considerable confusion to both practitioners and students. For a science-based health discipline; it is something of absurdity that most nursing students have restricted exposure to scientific philosophy education; which is not dealt with in-depth in many modern university nursing programmes. This work pursues to remedy this: in providing material on modern scientific research methods; with particular emphasis on the context of practice; it offers an alternative theoretical iteration of holistic nursing as scientific inquiry.

The author is a zealous advocate for empirical and pragmatic approaches to nursing; and the ebook provides challenging ideas to support a new trend of critical-thinking in contemporary nursing; challenging postmodern dogma with up-to-date scientific critique. In doing so; this textbook involves readers with the art of progressive empirical client-centered care; suitable for the development of 21st-century holistic nursing practice.

Reviews

“I highly endorse this textbook for anyone teaching the philosophy of nursing science at a graduate level. A considerate journey through the history of ideas about knowledge and truth claims in our discipline. And lots of food for lively dialogue!” — Dr. Sally Thorne; University of British Columbia; Canada

Broad in scope but thorough in detail; this book will benefit nursing students; researchers; and clinicians. The work is thorough; informed; provocative; and readable. I anticipate using it frequently when teaching; and I recommend it to under and post-graduate nurses of all stripes.” — Dr. Martin Lipscomb; University of Worcester

Recognizing the numerous and diverse pressures that nurses work under; Garrett has designed his ebook to serve as a textbook; a reference source; or a brief guide and primer to scientific thinking and applications in nursing. He explains the blend of science and art that makes up nursing to emphasize the value of creative scientific thinking for practical nursing issues and for understanding how to avoid the pitfalls of pseudoscience; non-science; and even bad science along the way. — Annotation © 2018 Ringgold Inc. Portland; OR.

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Additional information

book-author

Bernie Garrett

publisher

Emerald Publishing Limited

file-type

PDF

pages

304 pages

language

English

asin

B07FM8KXV8

isbn10

1787438147

isbn13

9781787438149

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Front Cover
Empirical Nursing: The Art of Evidence-Based Care
Copyright Page
Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface: Using this Book
Chapter 1 Science and Nursing – Why Should I Care?
Science Under Siege
Nursing Epistemology
Science and Technology in Nursing
Science and Medicine in Contemporary Health Care
Nursing Science
Nursing Praxis
Pragmatism and its Value for Nursing
Making Sense of Nursing Theory
Summary
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Chapter 2 The Rise of Empiricism
The Beginnings of Science
Science in the Medieval World
The Renaissance and Scientific Revolution
The Age of Enlightenment
Mathematical Probability
Rationalism
A Priori and a Posteriori Knowledge
The Rise of Empiricism
The Hypothetico-deductive Method
Inductive Reasoning
The Problem of Induction
Deductive Reasoning
Abductive Reasoning
Summary
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Chapter 3 Modern Science and Nursing
Romanticism
Positivism
Logical Positivism
Pragmatism
Classical Pragmatism
Neo-pragmatism
Post-positivism and Karl Popper’s Critical Rationalism
Falsifiability
Popper’s Critical Rationalism
Popper’s Scientific Legacy
Thomas Kuhn: Scientific Evolution and Revolutions
The Revolution in Physics and Its Impact on Scientific Philosophy
Summary
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Chapter 4 Scientific Determinism, Causality and Care
Scientific Determinism and Causality
The Deductive-Nomological Model
The Deductive Statistical Model
The Inductive Statistical Model (I-S Model)
The Statistical Relevance (S-R) Model
The Causal Mechanics (C-M) Model
The Pragmatic Model
Unification
Summary
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Chapter 5 Social Science: Scientific Realism, Alternative Frameworks and the Rise of Postmodern Thought
Metaphysics and Science
Scientific Realism
Arguments Supporting Scientific Realism
Criticism of Scientific Realism
Non-Realist Empirical Frameworks
Anti-Realism (Nominalism)
Arguments for Anti-Realism
Criticism of Anti-Realism
The Mind-Body Problem Revisited
Reductionism and Holism
Reductionism
Holism
Interpretivist and Constructivist Rationales
Intentionality
Phenomenology
Hermeneutics
Critical Theory
Feminist Inquiry
Social Constructionism and Constructivism
Postmodernism
Epistemological Relativism
The Development of Postmodern Thought
Deconstruction
Neo-Pragmatism
Ways of Knowing
Trans-cultural Nursing
Reaction to Postmodernism
Post-Structuralism
Post-postmodernism
Caring and the Divine
Unitary Human Beings
Health as Human Consciousness
Human Becoming
Caring Caritas
Integral Nursing
The Appeal to Divinity
Map of the Problematique: The Limits of Postmodern Thought
Description and Explanation vs Prediction
Research Culture and Ethics in the Social Sciences
Summary
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Chapter 6 Evidence-Based Practice and Contemporary Nursing
The Evidence-Based Practice Process
The Evidence Pyramid
Scientific Theories, Concepts, Constructs and Variables
Verification; Reliability and Validity
Reliability
Inter-Rater Reliability
Test-Retest Reliability
Parallel Forms of Reliability
Internal Consistency
Validity
Internal Validity
Construct Validity
Face value and content validity
Criterion-referenced validity
Convergent Validity
Divergent/Discriminant Validity
External Validity
Transferability and Dependability
Credibility
Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
Qualitative Research
Interpretive Methods
Ethnography
Grounded Theory
Phenomenology
Phenomenography
Narrative Analysis
Method Blending/Slurring
Quantitative Research
Observation and Experimentation
Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Variables and Distributions
Standard Deviation
Variance
Skewness and Kurtosis
Sampling
Non-Probability Sampling
Probability Sampling
Sample Size
Hypothesis Testing
Statistical Significance
Clinical Significance
Absoulte Risk Reduction (RRR)
Relative Risk Reduction (RRR)
Odds Ratio (OR)
Number Needed to Treat (NNT)
Confidence Interval and Levels
Power
Criticism of Statistical Hypothesis Testing
Criticism of Evidence-Based Practice and the Semantics of Practice
Summary
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Chapter 7 Perception and Proof
Intuitive Knowing
The Limits of Intuitive Knowing
Perception and Order
Regression to the Mean
Cognition and Memory
Falsity
Confirmation and Other Forms of Cognitive Bias
Probability
The Monty Hall Problem
Epidemiological Statistics
Bayes’ Theorem
Summary
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Chapter 8 The Role of Science in Nursing and Contemporary Health Care
Non-science
Pseudo-science
Quasi-science
Bad Science
Errors of Logic and Reasoning Fallacies
Fallacy of Accident (Generalisation)
Argument from Adverse Consequences
Fallacy of Ad Hoc Reasoning
Fallacy of Ad Hominem
Fallacy of Ad Ignorantiam
Appeal to Authority
Begging the Question
Circular Reasoning
Appeal to Conviction
Appeal to Common Practice
Fallacy of Correlation not Causation
Denial of Causation
Fallacy of Division
Fallacy of Exception
Argument from Fallacy
False Analogy
False Continuum
Inconsistency
Moving Goalpost
Naturalistic Fallacy
No True Scotsman Fallacy
Non-sequitur
Package-dealing
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Reductio Ad Absurdum
The Reduction of Complex Phenomena/False Dichotomy
Slippery Slope
Straw Man Argument
Tautology
Teleological Thinking
Appeal to Hypocrisy
Assigning the Unexplained to the Unexplainable
Problematic Practice
Immunisation Scares
HIV/AIDS Denialism
Faith-healing
Discriminating Practice
Regulating Practice
Summary
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Chapter 9 An Empirical Framework for Nursing Practice
The Changing Nature of Nursing
Conventional Wisdom of the Dominant Group
Marginalizing Science in the Curriculum
Moving beyond Ways of Knowing and Being
The Impact of Technology on Nursing
Evidence-based Practice and Pragmatic Health Care
An Empirical Framework for Nursing
Nursing
Health
The Epistemological Basis for Nursing Knowledge
Client
Nursing Care
Environment
Public Healthcare Provision
Primary Health care
Secondary Health care
Tertiary Health care
A Framework for Implementing Care
Assessment
Nursing Diagnosis
Implementation Evaluation and Planning Care
New Pragmatism in Nursing
Concluding Remarks
Key Points for Further Discussion
References
Glossary
The Good Science Detection Guide
References
Index

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