F 12 SPECIAL SESSION: Caring Research Through an Integral Lens

Wednesday, 24 July 2013: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Description/Overview: The purpose of this presentation is to explore and evaluate the use of Integral Theory as a meta-conceptual framework for conducting and evaluating research in caring science. The essential premises and principled of Integral Theory are explained.The challenges and choices associated with the use of IMP ( Integral Methodological Pluralism) will be highligted. The consequences of applying an integral view to nursing research will be explored. Framing and reframing caring science research from the perspective of eight types of integral research methods will be discussed.
Learner Objective #1: 1. Explain the premises and principles of integral theory.
Learner Objective #2: 2. Evaluate the usefulness of integral methodological pluralism ( IMP) for advancing innovations in caring science research.
Organizers:  Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, ACC, Katharine Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minnepolis, MN and Jayne Felgen, RN, MBA, Administration/Consultant, Creative Health Care Management, Minneapolis, MN
Moderators:  Angela P. Halpin, RN, MN, CNS, Nursing Medical Unit Pulmonary, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, CA