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dc.contributor.authorBeecher, Claire
dc.contributor.authorDevane, Declan
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Mark
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Richard
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.identifier.citationBeecher, Claire, Devane, Declan, White, Mark, Greene, Richard, & Dowling, Maura. Concept development in Nursing and Midwifery: An overview of methodological approaches. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 0(0), e12702. doi: doi:10.1111/ijn.12702en_IE
dc.description.abstractBackground Over the past four decades, there has been a growing focus on the resolution of conceptual problems through the process of concept development. As the focus on this area has grown, so too has the number of debates in the literature on methodological aspects of concept development. Aim To provide an overview of the essential methodological considerations of concept development. Design Discussion paper. An overview is presented of the methodological considerations of commonly used concept development strategies and methods within nursing and midwifery. Data Sources Literature dating from the inception of concept development in nursing and midwifery. Implications for Nursing and Midwifery The robust development of concepts is a vital component in advancing the knowledge base of nursing and midwifery theory and practice. However, the complexity of the concept development literature may serve to exacerbate the challenges of developing a given concept, in particular for the novice researcher. Conclusion The methodological considerations discussed provides guidance in determining the most appropriate strategy and method of concept development.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipClaire Beecher (corresponding author) is being funded by the Programme for Health Service Improvement, Health Service Executive. Dr Mark White, Programme Integration Manager, of this programme has contributed as a co‐author on this manuscript. No other contribution by this funding body was made to this manuscript.en_IE
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Nursing Practiceen
dc.subjectConcept analysisen_IE
dc.subjectConcept clarificationen_IE
dc.subjectConcept developmenten_IE
dc.titleConcept development in nursing and midwifery: an overview of methodological approachesen_IE
dc.contributor.funderHealth Service Executive, Irelanden_IE
dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email:

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