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The "con" of concept analysis. A discussion paper which explores and critiques the ontological focus, reliability and antecedents of concept analysis frameworks.

Beckwith, Sue, Dickinson, Angela, Kendall, Sally (2008) The "con" of concept analysis. A discussion paper which explores and critiques the ontological focus, reliability and antecedents of concept analysis frameworks. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45 (12). pp. 1831-1841. ISSN 0020-7489. E-ISSN 1873-491X. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.06.011) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:55227)

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Abstract

This paper draws on the work of Paley and Duncan et al in order to extend and engender debate regarding the use of Concept

half of those used were derived from the work of one author. This paper explores the suitability and use of these frameworks and

For the purpose of this study thirteen commonly used frameworks, identified from the nursing journals 1993 to 2005, were

and links made between their antecedents. It was noted if the articles contained discussion of any possible tensions between the

It was found that the thirteen identified frameworks are mainly based on hermeneutic propositions regarding understandings

casuistry. Seven of the frameworks identified are predicated on, or adapt the work of Wilson, a school master writing for his

Morse et al’s framework which this article suggests employs a contestable theory of concept maturity.

concerns were raised regarding the unjustified adaptation and alterations and the uncritical use of the frameworks. There is little

which they underpin.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.06.011
Uncontrolled keywords: Casuistry; Concept; Concept analysis; Discussion paper; Nursing theory; Ontology
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 11:18 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 03:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55227 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kendall, Sally: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2507-0350
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