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Evaluating Theory from a Christian Perspective

Transformative Learning Theory

Adkins, Cherie S.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000154
Feature: advanced nursing scholarship
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ABSTRACT: Christian nurses need to carefully evaluate a given theory for fit with their worldview before embracing it for use in professional practice. Evaluation of Transformative Learning Theory, from a Christian nurse's perspective through a biblical lens, reveals how this theory complements truths found in Scripture, in particular Romans 12:2.

For Christian nurses, evaluating theories and interventions for compatibility with truths found in Scripture is essential.

Cherie S. Adkins, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at Widener University School of Nursing (WUSON) in Chester, Pennsylvania. She teaches adult medical/surgical and research courses for WUSON's prelicensure program and evidence-based practice and research-related courses for the MSN programs.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 8/25/2014.

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