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Nursing Theorists and Their Work

Nursing Theorists and Their Work - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0815144212

Cover of Nursing Theorists and Their Work 4TH 98 (ISBN 978-0815144212)
ISBN13: 978-0815144212
ISBN10: 0815144210
Edition: 4TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 1998
International: No

Nursing Theorists and Their Work - 4TH 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0815144212

Ann Marriner-Tomey and Martha Raile Alligood

ISBN13: 978-0815144212
ISBN10: 0815144210
Edition: 4TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 1998
International: No

This best-selling text is the most comprehensive theory book available. It offers authoritative and up-to-date description and analyses of 28 nursing theories in a clear, concise, and consistent format. Organized into four units, Unit One provides an introduction to the terms, methods, and history of nursing theory. Unit Two presents theorists who develop philosophies of nursing, helping to define the meaning and purpose of nursing. Unit Three covers theorists who create conceptual models of grand theories of nursing, providing a comprehensive view of how nursing fulfills its purposes. Unit Four discusses middle range theorists who formulate theoretical statements to answer specific nursing questions.


  • Discussion of 28 nursing theorists, offering students the most comprehensive coverage of any nursing theory book available.
  • Authoritative overviews of nursing theories, reviewed and validated by the theorists themselves.
  • Consistent presentation of each theorists' work, with each chapter organized by the following headings: Credentials and Background of the Theorists, Theoretical Sources, Use of Empirical Evidence, Major Concepts and Definitions, Major Assumptions, Theoretical Assertions, Logical Form, Acceptance by the Nursing Community, Further Development, and Critique.
  • Clear description of the terminology, method, and history of nursing theory development.
  • Extensive bibliographies, split into primary and secondary works, provide excellent resources for further study.
  • Photographs and brief bibliographies of each theorist add human interest and appeal.

Table of Contents


Introduction to Analysis of Nursing Theories
Terminology of Theory Development
History and Philosophy of Science
Logical Reasoning
Theory Development Process
Evolution of Nursing Theory Development


Florence Nightingale: Modern Nursing
Ernestine Wiedenbach: The Helping Art of Clinical Nursing
Virginia Henderson: Definition of Nursing
Faye Glenn Abdellah: Twenty-one Nursing Problems
Lydia E. Hall: Core, Care, and Cure Model
Jean Watson: Philosophy and Science of Caring
Patricia Benner: From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice


Dorothea E. Orem: Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing
Myra Estrin Levin: The Conservation Model
Martha E. Roger: Unitary Human Beings
Dorothy E. Johnson: Behavioral System Model
Sister Callista Roy: Adaption Model
Betty Neuman: Systems Model
Imogene King: Systems Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment
Nancy Roper, Winifred W. Logan, and Alison J. Tierney: The Elements of Nursing


Hildegard E. Peplau: Psychodynamic Nursing
Ida Jean Orlando (Pelletier): Nursing Process Theory
Joyce Travelbee: Human-to-Human Relationship Model
Joan Riehl-Sisca: Symbolic Interactionism
Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin, and Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role-Modeling
Ramona T. Mercer: Maternal Role Attainment
Kathryn E. Barnard: Parent-Child Interaction Model
Madeleine Leininger: Culture Care Theory: Diversity and Universality Theory
Rosemarie Rizzo Parse: Human Becoming
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick: Life Perspective Rhythm Model
Margaret A. Newman: Model of Health
Evelyn Adam: Conceptual Model for Nursing
Nola J. Pender: The Health Promotion Model

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