Nursing Theory and Practice: Connecting the Dots
The authors propose connecting the dots among theory, practice, and research by adopting an expanded conceptual-theoretical-empirical structure of nursing knowledge and matrix process to guide the placement of nursing knowledge in a contextual whole. An overview of the theoretical journey of nursing knowledge development is contrasted with the journey from practice resulting in a theory-practice disconnect. Both approaches are united to present an integrated view of the dimensions of the knowledge development of nursing as a professional discipline.
Marrs, Jo-Ann; and Lowry, Lois W.. 2006. Nursing Theory and Practice: Connecting the Dots. Nursing Science Quarterly. Vol.19(1). 44-55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894318405283547 ISSN: 1552-7409