Nursing Theory: A 50 Year Perspective, Past and Future

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Case Western Reserve University

March 21 & 22, 2019

Conference Themes

The disciplinary perspective of nursing, and the structure of nursing knowledge. All abstracts must address one or both of these themes.

A. The disciplinary perspective of nursing

  • Unitary humanenvironmenthealth processes: The dynamic and transformative changes manifested and experienced through living and dying.
  • Healing Relationships: Human environment intentions, expressions, behaviors, actions and experiences that enhance well-being

B. The structure of nursing knowledge

  • Types of inquiry
    • Philosophical (includes ethical and aesthetic)
    • Conceptual
    • Theoretical
    • Empirical
    • Methodological
    • Practice-generated

Call for Abstracts

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Nursing Theory 2019 Call for Abstracts Submission Form

For more information, contact Maureen Kendel at or call 216.368.2541