Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing

ISBN-10: 0781791030
ISBN-13: 9780781791038
Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $67.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 3/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This new edition of An Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing presents the core teachings of theory, research, and reasoning. It helps nursing students develop a foundation of reasoning skills that are necessary to integrate the components of knowledge, skills, values, meanings, and experiences into nursing practice. It provides an overview of theory and theory development while highlighting important nursing theories and theorists. Finally, it includes methods for critiquing theory and numerous examples that reinforce the practical application of theory.

An Introduction
Introduction
Theory, Reasoning, and Research in Everyday Life
Summary
Language, Meaning, and Structure
Introduction
Theory, Knowledge, Research, and Reasoning: What Are They and Why Are They Important?
The Language of Theory, Research, and Reasoning
Putting It All Together
Summary
Operationalizing Relationships
Introduction
Types of Theory
Stimulating New Theory
Operationalizing Theory, Knowledge, Research, and Reasoning
Summary
Theory and Reasoning
Introduction
Developing Reasoning Skills
Types of Reasoning
Factors Influencing Reasoning in Nursing
The Role of Nursing Process in Reasoning
Putting It All Together
Summary
Support Theory
Introduction
Grand Theories That Support Nursing
The Role of Women in Support Theory Development
Summary
Foundations of Nursing Theory
Introduction
The Influence of Education on the Growth of Nursing Theory
Other Influences on the Growth of Nursing Theory
Summary
Nursing Theory
Introduction
Nurse Theorists and Theories
Florence Nightingale and Nursing Theory
Theory Development in the 1950s
Nursing Theory in the 1960s
Nursing Theory in the 1970s
Nursing Theory in the 1980s
Nursing Theory in the 1990s and 2000
A Global View of Nursing Theory
Summary
Critiquing Theory
Introduction
A Criterion-Based Critique Model
Using the Model
Advanced Theory Analysis Models
Summary
Introduction to Research
Introduction
Philosophies Influencing the Development of Nursing Research
Introduction to Research
The Research Process
Ethical Considerations in Nursing Research
Research, Reasoning, and Evidence-Based Practice
Criterion-Based Critique for Research (C-BaCR)
Becoming a Sophisticated Consumer of Research
Summary
Theory and Practice
Introduction
Skills for Building a Theory-Based Nursing Practice
Integrating Research Outcomes Into Nursing Practice
What Is Evidence-Based Nursing and How Does It Affect Nursing Practice?
Summary
Multidisciplinary Theory
Introduction
Application of Multidisciplinary Theory
Comparison of Perspectives
Summary
The Future
Introduction
Nursing as a Profession
Nursing as a Discipline
Nursing as a Science
Summary
Glossary
Index

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