Posted: July 14th, 2016
The “theory-practice gap,” as some have called it, has prevented our profession from full utilization of its knowledge base in practice, and has impeded the view of nursing as a theoretically based discipline, to its detriment. There are distinctly different viewpoints to this argument, based on the different perspectives of academics and theoreticians on the one hand and that of practitioners on the other. Being honest about your reaction, and applying critical thinking skills to the question, where do you stand on the issue, and why?
Butts, J.B. & Rich, K.L. (2011). Philosophies and theories for advanced nursing practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Retrieved from https://digitalbookshelf.southuniversity.edu/#/books/9781449622541/pages/49060155
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