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BOUSSO, Regina Szylit; POLES, Kátia  and  CRUZ, Diná de Almeida Lopes Monteiro da. Nursing concepts and theories. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2014, vol.48, n.1, pp.141-145. ISSN 0080-6234.

The theory framework of nursing science is built in a dynamic process that arises from practice and is reproduced through research, mainly by analysis and development of concepts and theories. This study presents a theory reflection on nursing knowledge construction and points out subsidies for future studies in the area. The interrelation among theory, research, and clinical practice is required for continuous development of nursing as a profession and science. Ideally, the practice must be based on theory that is validated by research. Therefore, theory, research, and practice affect each other reciprocally and continuously.

Keywords : Nursing theory; Concept formation; Philosophy, nursing; Nursing research.

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