EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE NURSING FIELD: THE POPULAR CARE OF CONSTRUCTION OF THEORIES

  • Vera Lúcia de Oliveira Gomes Universidade do Rio Grande/FURG
  • Vânia Marli Schubert Backes Associada UFSC
  • Maria Itayra Coelho de Souza Padilha Associada UFSC
  • Marta Regina de Cezar Vaz FURG

Abstract

Objective: to relate the evolution of scientific knowledge of nursing with the proper history of modern nursing. Methodology: it is a question of theoretical reflection achieved by literary revision. Results: four expressive phases were identified and characterized as: “the contribution of Florence Nightingale, the technic dominion, the advent of scientific principles and the construction of Nursing Theories”. In the first one, one the focal of the investigation was centralized on “what to do?”; in the second one, trying to investigate scientific principles based-on “why to do it?”. At this moment it is dedicated to scientific research nursing investigate “what is your proper knowledge?” Conclusions: Evidently, there are unquestionably, the advance of nursing in the search of its identity, remains as a task in the struggle for acknowledging the profession, with the adoption of strategies that permit to legitimate knowledge produced, with the use of proper theories to found their research, for example, like the conquest of new and interesting spaces, either for the implementation of the process of caring for application and reapplication of theories.

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Author Biographies

Vera Lúcia de Oliveira Gomes, Universidade do Rio Grande/FURG
Doutora em Enfermagem, Professora Titular na Fundação Universidade do Rio Grande/FURG, Correspondência: Av. Presidente Vargas, 602/401 CEP- 96202-100 Rio Grande/RS:Brasil. E-mail: vlogomes@terra.com.br
Vânia Marli Schubert Backes, Associada UFSC
Dra. em Enfermagem. Prof. Associada, UFSC. E-mail: oivania@nfr.ufsc.br
Maria Itayra Coelho de Souza Padilha, Associada UFSC
Dra em Enfermagem. Prof. Associada UFSC. E-mail: padilha@nfr.ufsc.br
Marta Regina de Cezar Vaz, FURG
Enfermeira. Doutora em Enfermagem. Professora Adjunta, FURG. E-mail: cezarvaz@vetorial.net
Published
2008-04-08
How to Cite
de Oliveira Gomes V. L., Schubert Backes V. M., Coelho de Souza Padilha M. I., & de Cezar Vaz M. R. (2008). EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE NURSING FIELD: THE POPULAR CARE OF CONSTRUCTION OF THEORIES. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 25(2). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2888
Section
REVIEW ARTICLE / ARTÍCULO DE REVISIÓN / ARTIGO DE REVISÃO