Resolving epistemological pluralism: a personal account of the research process

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  • Julie S Taylor BSc (Hons) RGN

    1. Nurse Teacher, Department of Vocational and Professional Studies, North Yorkshire College of Health Studies, York District Hospital, Wigginton Road, York YO3 7HE, England
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Abstract

In this paper, the author seeks to address issues of personal and professional development that may occur during the research process Whilst research reports now abound in the nursing literature, this personal aspect is often neglected As we seek to encourage research awareness within the profession, many student and qualified nurses now produce a small research project, and this often concentrates on measurable outcomes By examining her own perceived learning in resolving epistemological pluralism whilst undertaking such a project as a tutor student, the author has attempted to resolve the problem of ignoring the personal Indeed, she believes that increased self-awareness can only enhance nursing professionalism

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