Developing a theory of nursing: the relation of theory to practice, education and research
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 261–270, May 1977
How to Cite
McFarlane, J. K. (1977), Developing a theory of nursing: the relation of theory to practice, education and research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2: 261–270. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1977.tb00447.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 11 July 1976
The relevant literature is reviewed and it is held that the relationships between nursing theory, practice, education and research are close and reciprocal relationships. Each is related to the other but it is argued that the hub of the relationships is nursing practice as nursing is a practice discipline.
This paper is based on an address delivered on 10 July 1976 at the annual conference of the Association of Integrated and Degree Courses in Nursing held at the University of Hull, England.