Practitioner as theorist: A reprise

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This column addresses the idea of practitioner as theorist as it may inspire new paths of theory development in practice for nursing. Historical and philosophical dimensions of theory development are discussed. Extant theory development strategies as well as new approaches for practice-based theory development are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalNursing science quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2008


  • Abduction
  • Bricoleur
  • Knowledge
  • Practitioner
  • Theorist
  • Theory development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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