Tailoring research for advanced nursing practice

  • Jillian MacGuire


‘Kitson (1986) has appealed for a methodology to validate the hitherto intangible and elusive qualities of caring. “Intuition and experience” are daily used to justify action, but since a hit-and-miss attitude is morally and professionally indefensible where persons of value are concerned, this mystique of the nurse demands to be brought to consciousness and clarity, and a place in the research base and methodology of practice. Once achieved not only can its essence be communicated and taught but its influence may inform caring by providing guidelines for the selection of methods and a frame of reference for prescriptive choices for action and interaction ....


Nursing Research Nursing Practice Ethical Committee Approval Nursing Intervention Advanced Nursing 
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