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Assignment: Translating Integral Theories

Assignment: Translating Integral Theories

Assignment: Translating Integral Theories
Assignment: Translating Integral Theories

Translating integral theory concepts into

practice and disseminating knowledge about

the theory’s usefulness in everyday care is

critical to refocusing 21st century practice.

The novelty of integral nursing theory

mandates additional research that tests the

theory’s propositions in clinical practice

and encourages clinicians to describe the

impact of the theory from their own

perspective. We owe it to our clients to put

them back in the center of care; we owe

it to our profession to honor Nightingale’s

long-standing foundations of practice—

knowledge, care, and compassion. The

theory of integral nursing holds much

promise and it is up to us to apply it in

practice as we refocus the humanity of

nursing care in this technological age.


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