ERIC Number: ED245640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-5
Reference Count: 0
Ideologies and Research in Nursing Care. Nursing Education. Swedish Research on Higher Education.
Trends in nursing research in Sweden are first discussed in relation to nursing education. Beyond the university, two "roots" of nursing research are investigated: (1) The first studies included analysis of the working conditions of nursing care; and (2) Later research topics covered nurse-patient relations and patients' needs. The research project also involved analyzing the relations between practitioners' work and that of researchers. Both practical experience and theoretical distance are necessary for the critical assessment of nursing routines that are an important category of nursing research. Several kinds of theory in nursing research are mentioned, such as theories relating to normative models of nursing care. At the end of the 1970s, nursing research was intended to be holistic and oriented to patients and practitioners. In this period, discussions were held about different views of man, and definitions of health, sickness, and criteria of good care. Recently, the paradigmatic discussions have grown to be oriented to theory and method. Currently, there is an increasing concern with clinical work. Hopefully nursing research is developing around problems involved in caring for patients. (SW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nursing, Nursing Education, Research, Trend Analysis
National Board of Universities and Colleges, R&D Unit, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30 Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.