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Guidance on Concept Analysis


Beth Rodgers

For the current issue of ANS, I invited Beth Rodgers, PhD, RN, FAAN, to share her thoughts and guidance for nurse scholars embarking on this important work! Dr Rodgers is Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor, Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems. Her work defining quality in concept analysis work as enabling conceptually sound research to improve clinical care was recently explicated in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.1 In this Guest Editorial, Dr Rodgers further explains the importance of this necessary intellectual challenge for the discipline. Access her Guest Editorial “Confronting Conceptual Challenges in Nursing Scholarship” and share your comments and responses here!

  1. Rodgers BL, Jacelon CS, Knafl KA. Concept analysis and the advance of nursing knowledge: state of the science. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2018;50(4):451–459. doi:10.1111/jnu.12386.
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