Philosophical Issues and Nursing Science

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


The author of this article introduces a new column that will explore philosophical issues of concern to nurse scientists. In this initial column, I review the general terrain of philosophy in nursing science and explore some philosophical issues relevant to theory development. One conclusion is that inquiry into philosophical issues may help expand our repertoire of conceptual tools useful in building scientific knowledge and facilitating theoretical progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalNursing science quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • nursing knowledge
  • philosophy of science
  • theory development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


Dive into the research topics of 'Philosophical Issues and Nursing Science'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this