The notion of a practice theory and the relationship of scientific and ethical knowledge to practice

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  • Jan Beckstrand

    1. Ms Beckstrand is a doctoral candidate in nursing at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas As of September 15, 1978, she will be Assistant Professor of Nursing University of Minnesota Minneapolls Minnesota
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Abstract

By examining the relationship of scientific and ethical knowledge to practice, it can be shown that much of the knowledge required for practice is the knowledge of science and ethics. This brings the notion of the need for a practice theory in nursing into serious question since unique knowledge beyond that of science and ethics must be shown to be required in practice.

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