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February 1954

Scientific Principles in Nursing.

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By M. Esther McClain, R.N. Edition 2. Price, $3.50. Pp. 409. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(2):254. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090242020

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Abstract

This book presents a good over-all picture of the scientific principles of nursing. In this second edition the author has revised each chapter. It is not an exhaustive treatise, and the author has not attempted to describe techniques or to give procedure in detail; rather she shows us how the basic scientific principles may be applied to nursing. She points out that the sciences which relate to nursing are the physical, biological, medical, and social sciences, and in each chapter she has divided her discussion to cover these various phases. Of special interest were the suggested performance check lists. These would be valuable to the instructor, the head nurse, the staff teacher, and to the nurse herself. In using these lists, the nurse would be able to evaluate her performance and to see where she needs to place more emphasis on certain details. The chapter on public health is good,

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