Empirical Nursing: The Art of Evidence-Based Care – eBook


  • Author: Bernie Garrett
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Publication Date: October 26, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07FM8KXV8
  • ISBN-10: 1787438147
  • ISBN-13: 9781787438149


Empirical Nursing: The Art of Evidence-Based Care (PDF) aims to provide students and practicing nurses with the tools to better understand and engage in scientific arguments to back quality nursing and evidence-based practice.

The nature of nursing and its association with science remains an area of ongoing debate, controversy, and considerable confusion to both practitioners and students. For a science-based health discipline, it is something of absurdity that most nursing students have restricted exposure to scientific philosophy education, which is not dealt with in-depth in many modern university nursing programmes. This work pursues to remedy this: in providing material on modern scientific research methods, with particular emphasis on the context of practice, it offers an alternative theoretical iteration of holistic nursing as scientific inquiry.

The author is a zealous advocate for empirical and pragmatic approaches to nursing, and the ebook provides challenging ideas to support a new trend of critical-thinking in contemporary nursing, challenging postmodern dogma with up-to-date scientific critique. In doing so, this textbook involves readers with the art of progressive empirical client-centered care, suitable for the development of 21st-century holistic nursing practice.