Summary: Designed for one of the core courses taught in all graduate nursing programs, this text is the most contemporary, comprehensive, and readable nursing theory textbook on the market. The text presents historical perspectives on the development of nursing theory, assessments of concept and theory development and theory evaluation, middle-range theories, and shared theories from other disciplines in the sociologic, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Case studies and exemplars demonstra
te how to apply theory to real-world nursing practice. Learning activities encourage independent and collaborative research and promote critical thinking. Illustrations and end-of-chapter summaries reinforce essential concepts. Internet resources guide students to relevant Web sites.
Summary: Designed for one of the core courses taught in all graduate nursing programs, this text is the most contemporary, comprehensive, and readable nursing theory textbook on the market. The text presents historical perspectives on the development of nursing theory, assessments of concept and theory development and theory evaluation, middle-range theories, and shared theories from other disciplines in the sociologic, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Case studies and exemplars demonstrate how to apply theory to real-world nursing practice. Learning activities encourage independent and collaborative research and promote critical thinking. Illustrations and end-of-chapter summaries reinforce essential concepts. Internet resources guide students to relevant Web sites. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 11 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Lippincott-Raven Publishers Published: 01/20/2010 International: No
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Table of Contents 1 Philosophy, science, and nursing 3 2 Overview of theory in nursing 24 3 Concept development : clarifying meaning of terms 50 4 Theory development : structuring conceptual relationships in nursing 73 5 Theory analysis and evaluation 95 6 Overview of grand nursing theories 117 7 Grand nursing theories based on human needs 132 8 Grand nursing theories based on interactive process 162 9 Grand nursing theories based on unitary process 201 10 Introduction to middle range nursing theories 224 11 Overview of selected middle range nursing theories 241 12 Theories from the sociologic sciences 273 13 Theories from the behavioral sciences 300 14 Theories from the biomedical sciences 328 15 Theories, models, and frameworks from administration and management 353 16 Learning theories 381 17 Application of theory in nursing practice 411 18 Application of theory in nursing research 434 19 Application of theory in nursing administration and management 457 20 Application of theory in nursing education 487 21 Future issues in nursing theory 508
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