The contributions of nursing science to social support

Miriam J. Stewart, Virginia Tilden

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Nurse scientists have contributed to the theoretical development of social support through concept refinement, creation of measures, and intervention research. Nevertheless, deficiencies persist pertaining to the conceptualization of the construct and the design of intervention studies. Cultural, technological and political contexts have an effect on social support. The significance of social support, nurses' scholarly contributions, and continuing conceptual and methodological challenges are analysed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-544
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Health(social science)

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