Metatheory for unifying nursing: Complexity Integration Nursing theory

Date

2017-04

Authors

Van Sell, Sharon

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Publisher

Graphy Publications

Abstract

The Complexity Integration Nursing Theory is a metatheory comprised of four grand nursing theories, the Complexity Integration Nursing Theory (CINT) integrates the Human Being Nursing Theory, the Social Entirety Nursing Theory, the Theory of Nursing Knowledge/Wisdom, and the Theory of Nursing Praxis/Practice. CINT provided a unifying nursing metatheory for professional nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing research. CINT evolved as a new paradigm, applying new descriptions, viewpoints, and creative techniques to the four components of the nursing metaparadigm of nursing science. Discussed was the CINT background, influences, theoretical underpinnings, metaparadigm, as well as strengths and weaknesses of the nursing metatheory. Provided are suggestions for applications to nursing practice for nurses of all levels and practice settings.

Description

Article originally published in International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 4(1). English. Published Online 2017. https://doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2017/233

Keywords

Complexity integration nursing theory, Metatheory, Nursing theory

Citation

This is the publisher’s version of an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2017/233. Recommended citation: Sell, S. (2017). Metatheory for unifying nursing: Complexity Integration Nursing theory. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 4(1). This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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