This is an event hosted by one of the allied colleagues of the Center for Nursing Philosophy, the University of Worcester in the United Kingdom.

Concept analyses (CA) are performed so that clearer and more focused understandings of key ideas in nursing can be achieved. It is anticipated that these improved understandings can beneficially inform practice and research, and this form of analysis has, and will continue to play, a significant role in the nursing literature.

CA is not, however, one thing.

New approaches and perspectives on this activity are emerging, and while numerous examples of CA are published, debate about the nature, methods, and value of this work is growing. Capitalizing on this interest, Elisabeth Bergdahl, Beth Epstein, Georgina Morley, and John Paley here critically explore and discuss different aspects of CA’s past, present,
and future.

This panel discussion/debate will be of interest to students, educators, researchers and
clinicians who read, make use of, and construct CA.

Event details

Date: Dec. 2, 2021

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon Pacific; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern: 5:30-7 p.m. GMT (UK)


  • Elisabeth Bergdahl, Örebro University
    Concepts in relation to theory and Philosophy of science
  • Beth Epstein, University of Virginia
    Gaining insight on NICU end of life through two concept analysis lenses
  • Georgina Morley, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
    CA that is not CA (moral distress, an example)
  • John Paley, University of Worcester
    CA, methods and philosophy

This event is free. Registration required.

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