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Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing

ISBN-10: 0132156881
ISBN-13: 9780132156882
Edition: 5th 2011
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Book details

List price: $111.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Completely updated in a new 5th edition, this book details the advances that have been made in theory development and demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Chapters discuss concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies, emphasizing concept analytical work. Introductory chapters clarify the relevance of theory to nursing practice, while concluding chapters contain a greater emphasis on how theories can be tested for validity and utility in practice. Features include: Recent theory development work being done by nurses; Emergent philosophical views that reflect increased diversity; International nursing theory development. Updated material through-outPreliminary Notes that engage the reader with a personal voice.

Preface
Overview of Theory and Theory Development
Theory in Nursing: Past to Present
Theory Development in Nursing: A Beginner's Guide
A Historical Glimpse at Theory Development in Nursing as a Profession
Evolution of Theory Development: Metatheory to Practice Theory
Population- and Domain-Focused Theories and Models
Global Nursing Theory Development Issues and Efforts
Summary
References
Additional Readings
Using Knowledge Development and Theory to Inform Practice
Introduction
Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence
Nursing Informatics
Nursing Practice Research and Theory Development
Summary
Practice Exercise
References
Additional Readings
Approaches to Theory Development Used in This Book
Introduction
Elements of Theory Building
Interrelatedness of Elements
Approaches to Theory Building
Strategy Selection
Interrelatedness of Strategies
Summary
References
Additional Readings
Derivation Strategies
Concept Derivation
Definition and Description
Purpose and Uses
Procedures for Concept Derivation
Application of Concept Derivation to Nursing
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Concept Derivation
Summary
Practice Exercise
References
Statement Derivation
Definition and Description
Purpose and Uses
Procedures for Statement Derivation
Application of Statement Derivation to Nursing
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Statement Derivation
Summary
Practice Exercises
References
Additional Readings
Theory Derivation
Definition and Description
Purpose and Uses
Procedures for Theory Derivation
Examples of Theory Derivation
Application of Theory Derivation to Nursing
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Theory Derivation
Summary
Practice Exercises
References
Additional Readings
Synthesis Strategies
Concept Synthesis
Definition and Description
Purpose and Uses
Approaches to Concept Synthesis
Procedures for Concept Synthesis
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Concept Synthesis
Summary
Practice Exercises
References
Additional Readings
Statement Synthesis
Definition and Description
Purpose and Uses
Procedures for Statement Synthesis
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Statement Synthesis
Summary
Practice Exercise
Self-Assessment Test Of Introductory Statistics
References
Additional Readings
Theory Synthesis
Definition and Description
Example of the Use of Theory Synthesis Process
Purpose and Uses
Procedures for Theory Synthesis
Illustrations of Theory Synthesis
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Theory Synthesis
Theory Synthesis and Integrative Models and Theories
Summary
Practice Exercises
References
Additional Readings In Theory Development
Analysis Strategies
Concept Analysis
Definition and Description
Purpose and Uses
Procedures for Concept Analysis
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Concept Analysis
Response to Criticism of This Method
Summary
An Additional Example and Practice Exercise
Practice Exercise
References
Additional Readings
Statement Analysis
Definition and Description
Purpose and Uses
Steps in Statement Analysis
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Statement Analysis
Summary
Practice Exercises
References
Additional Readings
Theory Analysis
Definition and Description
Purpose and Uses
Procedures for Theory Analysis
Advantages and Limitations
Utilizing the Results of Theory Analysis
Summary
Practice Exercise
References
Additional Readings
Perspectives on Theory and its Credibility
Concept, Statement, and Theory Testing
Introduction
Concept Testing
Statement Testing
Theory Testing
Summary
References
Additional Readings
Index

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