Events and event identity: Under-explored topics in nursing

Lipscomb, M. (2010) Events and event identity: Under-explored topics in nursing. Nursing Philosophy, 11 (2). pp. 88-99. ISSN 1466-7681 Available from:

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Theoretic interest in the nature of events and event identity is apparent across a wide range of fields. However, this interest has not yet made itself known in nursing. In this paper, it is asserted that nurse theoreticians and researchers should consider the problematic of events and event identity. It is suggested that engagement with these issues is important because the manner in which this component of explanation is integrated into argument has concrete implications for our understanding of healthcare practice. Indeed, refusal to engage with such issues may jeopardize explanatory coherence.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:nursing philosophy, nursing theory, nursing research, philosophy of science
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences
ID Code:7419
Deposited By: Dr M. Lipscomb
Deposited On:18 Mar 2010 15:33
Last Modified:02 Dec 2016 13:14

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