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Nursing Research: Theory and Practice; Unifying Nursing Practice and Theory

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:338
  1. Louise Tamblin

    Nursing Research: Theory and Practice

    Unifying Nursing Practice and Theory, Judith Lathlean, Barbara Vaughan, Butterworth-Heinemann, pounds sterling12.50, pp 197, ISBN 30 7506 1593 1

    For some years now nurse researchers have expended much energy defending particular research methods. A quick glance through the leading nursing research journals will show numerous theoretical articles discussing the strengths and limitations of alternative styles of research. In recent years the qualitative approaches have been favoured while rigorously conducted randomised trials in nursing are almost an endangered species. Nursing Research: Theory and Practice looks at several research methods and argues that, in health care, each may contribute to overall understanding. The book does not set out to prove the superiority of any …

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