Explanatory Power and Nursing Theory

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A theme of this article is the theory-research link and its essential role in advancing nursing science and practice. Concern is expressed over the current status of nursing theory relative to the advances in research and practice. Soon-to-be and current theoreticians and scientists are encouraged to champion not just nursing theory proper but scientific nursing theories that have explanatory power. The role of the precision health movement in facilitating development of scientific theory is explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalNursing science quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020


  • explanation
  • nursing theory
  • philosophy of science
  • precision health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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