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Virginia Henderson's

Vision of Nursing

"Getting inside her skin"

Overview

Conceptualization

Analysis

Practice

Education


"In this country nurses are now trying to base their practice on the same sort of scientific knowledge that guides other providers of health care. I hope the idea is increasingly dominating nursing that all practice demands workers who have the habit of study...who realize that health care must change daily in response to research findings...that effective nurses are lifelong students."

Research


"...the nurse who operates under a definition that specifies an area of independent practice, or an area of expertness, must assume responsibility for identifying problems, for continually validating her function, for improving the methods she uses, and for measuring the effect of nursing care....I conclude that no profession, occupation, or industry in this age can evaluate adequately or improve its practice without research."

Evaluation

Annotated Bibliography

Helpful Links

Nursing Theory
Nursing Theory Galaxy

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