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Loss: an analysis of a concept of particular interest to nursing

Robinson, DS and McKenna, Hugh (1998) Loss: an analysis of a concept of particular interest to nursing. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 27 (4). pp. 779-784. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1998.00601.x


The term `loss' is used frequently in the nursing literature and by nurses in the clinical setting. However, loss as a concept has not been defined comprehensively. In this paper, an attempt will be made to analyse the concept, The paper will begin with an overview of approaches to concept analysis. Subsequent sections include a literature review examining current and classic usage of the concept, General and specific definitions of loss provide a template for discussion. The paper will conclude with the identification of critical attributes for the concept which will form the basis for an exploration of explicit empirical referents.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:19555
Deposited By: Yvonne Dunwoody (Admin)
Deposited On:11 Aug 2011 13:59
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