Title

Structuring the nursing knowledge system: a typology of four domains.

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

6-1-1987

Abstract

A typology divides the universe of interest so that empirical events considered to be important for the given discipline can be placed within the classification scheme. Assuming that nursing is actively involved in delineating the sphere of nursing phenomena, it is important to develop a typology that can be used to systematize research and ever-cumulating knowledge in nursing. A typology of four domains is proposed as a conceptual “map” of nursing and as a “sensitizing” scheme for further research. The typology includes the client domain, the domain of environment, the client-nurse domain, and the practice domain.

Publication Title

Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice

Volume

1

Issue

2

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