Empiric Versus Aesthetic Critical Appraisal

Week 4: Empiric Versus Aesthetic Critical Appraisal

List the elements of empiric and aesthetic critical appraisal tools. Discuss your chosen theory (Legacy of Florence Nightingale environment theory) in light of these two points of view – consider whether or not you believe it is important to appraise a theory from both perspectives and state why you think so. Be sure to integrate your understanding of Carper’s Ways of Knowing into this discussion. What new understandings do you have regarding implications of limited or expanded points of view?


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