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Valid assessment of pain in children is foundational for both the nursing practice and research domains, yet few validated methods of pain measurement are currently available for young children. This article describes an innovative research approach used in the development of photographic...
Nurses must take a proactive role in patient outcomes research. Because the patient, not disease, has always been the focus of nursing, nurses are sensitized to the rich but complicated context in which patient outcomes research will be conducted. Nurse researchers are experienced in using...
Research to date in the field of nursing ethics has overlooked the nature of the guiding moral framework in nursing practice, while focusing primarily on the moral reasoning and moral behaviors among nurses. This research depicts two moral frameworks—a principle-oriented ethic and the ethic of...
The principal argument of the present article is that a new theoretical paradigm capable of facilitating the understanding of complex phenomena is necessary to study nursing's claim to its science as the science of unitary human beings, or the integrality between humans and the environment....
Two major types of narrative—constitutive or sustaining narratives and narratives of learning—are presented to illustrate the functions of narrative in everyday ethical expertise and socially embedded caring practices. Four narrative themes illustrate constitutive and sustaining narratives:...
This research report on the social networks of institutionalized elderly people describes four types of networks and focuses on resident-resident interaction. Friendship themes of intimacy, social support, reciprocity, and companionship provide a basis for examining similarities in and...
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