Toward a Theory of Illness: The Illness-Constellation Model

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Janice M. Morse                             33 TOWARD A THEORY OF ILLNESS: THE ILLNESS-CONSTELLATION MODEL1                 Get the habit of analysis—analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind. —Frank Lloyd…

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Self-Transcendence and Self-Reformulation: One Concept or Two?

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Patricia L. Eldershaw and Janice M. Morse                   20 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE AND SELF-REFORMULATION: ONE CONCEPT OR TWO?                 I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly: “but…

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Qualitative Strategies for Concept Development

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Janice M. Morse                             12 QUALITATIVE STRATEGIES FOR CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT                 Concepts shape how we think about the patients, families, and communities with whom we work. They direct our observations and our…

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Qualitative Structured Techniques

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Janice M. Morse                             15 QUALITATIVE STRUCTURED TECHNIQUES                 Analysis of any kind involves a way of thinking. It refers to the systematic examination of something to determine its parts, the relationship…

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Linking and Ordering Concepts

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Janice M. Morse                             22 LINKING AND ORDERING CONCEPTS The First Rule of Conceptualization                 It must be possible                 And it should be probable                 And then                 If it can be verified, even…

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Developing Quantitative Theory

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Janice M. Morse                             27 DEVELOPING QUANTITATIVE THEORY                 Theories cannot be verified absolutely and forever; however, they can be falsified—i.e., they can be proven to be wrong—given a certain degree of…

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Research Using Pragmatic Utility

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Janice M. Morse                             18 RESEARCH USING PRAGMATIC UTILITY                 Researchers who disagree about facts will often use concepts in different ways, rightly so. After all concepts are not designed to “fit”…

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The Prototypical Method

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Janice M. Morse                             16 THE PROTOTYPICAL METHOD        Q: How many people of a certain classification does it take to screw in a lightbulb?        A: More than one. Recall the definition…

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Concepts in Context

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Janice M. Morse                                 7 CONCEPTS IN CONTEXT                 … the important innovations in social science are conceptual, a way of seeing the social world, and that the most important innovations that…

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Toward Understanding Comfort and Comforting

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Janice M. Morse                             36 TOWARD UNDERSTANDING COMFORT AND COMFORTING                 Nurses who work in the hospital, work with patients who have ongoing irreversible, irretrievable suffering. Physical suffering, emotional suffering, mental suffering—anguish…

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