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The 21st International Philosophy of Nursing Conference

31 August 2 September 2017


University of Worcester, UK

Keynote speakers include:


PROFESSOR SUSAN CROWTHER JOHN PALEY PROFESSOR MARK RISJORD
Professor of Midwifery Visiting Fellow Associate Dean
Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Centre for Health & Social Department of Philosophy,
Care Research, Emory College of Arts and
Sheffield Hallam University Sciences, USA

DR GILL THOMSON PROFESSOR ROGER WATSON


Senior Research Fellow Professor of Nursing, University of Hull
UCLAN Editor-in-Chief Journal of Advanced Nursing

Across the world, regulatory bodies require nurses to be Can research findings really direct practice in
able to appraise nursing research and draw upon it in their environments heavily influenced by commercial and
everyday practice, but this requirement competes with political considerations?
a wide range of other subjects each of which can stake
a claim to classroom time in a packed undergraduate Nursings claim to be a research based profession is now
curriculum. at least a generation old, and its time to revisit these
philosophical and practical challenges.
A number of philosophical and practical issues challenge
the research agenda in nursing. Can research undertaken The 21st International Philosophy of Nursing
to inform a practical profession be sufficiently grounded conference to be held at the University of Worcester
in the philosophy of its respective tradition so that results invites contributions examining the link between the
are both robust and accessible? Can practicing nurses philosophy and practice of nursing research. Abstracts
really be required to engage with and understand all of are invited on the conference theme or any theme
the intellectual traditions that inform their practice? connected to the philosophy of nursing/ healthcare.

ENQUIRIES BOOKINGS
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E-mail: j.fleet@worc.ac.uk philosophy-of-nursing-conference.html