Theoretical Basis for Nursing

ISBN-10: 1605473235

ISBN-13: 9781605473239

Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Melanie McEwen, Evelyn M. Wills

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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.
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List price: $66.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 1/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Introduction to Theory
Philosophy, Science, and Nursing
Nursing as a Profession
Nursing as an Academic Discipline
Introduction to Science and Philosophy
Science and Philosophical Schools of Thought
Nursing Philosophy, Nursing Science, and Philosophy of Science in Nursing
Knowledge Development and Nursing Science
Research Methodology and Nursing Science
Case Study
Overview of Theory in Nursing
Overview of Theory
The Importance of Theory in Nursing
Terminology of Theory
Historical Overview: Theory Development in Nursing
Classification of Theories in Nursing
Issues in Theory Development in Nursing
Concept Development: Clarifying Meaning of Terms
The Concept of "Concept"
Concept Analysis/Concept Development
Strategies for Concept Analysis and Concept Development
Theory Development: Structuring Conceptual Relationships in Nursing
Overview of Theory Development
Categorizations of Theory
Components of a Theory
Theory Development
Theory Analysis and Evaluation
Definition and Purpose of Theory Evaluation
Historical Overview of Theory Analysis and Evaluation
Comparisons of Methods
Synthesized Method of Theory Evaluation
Nursing Theories
Overview of Grand Nursing Theories
Categorization of Conceptual Frameworks and Grand Theories
Specific Categories of Models and Theories for This Unit
Analysis Criteria for Grand Nursing Theories
The Purpose of Critiquing Theories
Grand Nursing Theories Based on Human Needs
Florence Nightingale: Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not
Virginia Henderson: The Principles and Practice of Nursing
Faye G. Abdellah: Patient-Centered Approaches to Nursing
Dorothea E. Orem: The Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory
Dorothy Johnson: The Behavioral System Model
Betty Neuman: The Neuman Systems Model
Grand Nursing Theories Based on Interactive Process
The Conservation Model
The Intersystem Model
Modeling and Role-Modeling
King's Conceptual System and Theory of Goal Attainment and Transactional Process
Model of Nursing Based on Activities of Living
The Roy Adaptation Model
Caring Science as Sacred Science
Grand Nursing Theories Based on Unitary Process
The Science of Unitary and Irreducible Human Beings
Health as Expanding Consciousness
The Theory of Human Becoming
Introduction to Middle Range Nursing Theories
Purposes of Middle Range Theory
Characteristics of Middle Range Theory
Concepts and Relationships for Middle Range Theory
Categorizing Middle Range Theory
Development of Middle Range Theory
Analysis and Evaluation of Middle Range Theory
Overview of Selected Middle Range Nursing Theories
High Middle Range Theories
Middle Middle Range Theories
Low Middle Range Theories
Borrowed Theories Used by Nurses
Theories From the Sociologic Sciences
Exchange Theories
Interactionist Frameworks
Conflict Theories
Chaos Theory
Theories From the Behavioral Sciences
Psychodynamic Theories
Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Theories
Humanistic Theories
Stress Theories
Social Psychology
Theories From the Biomedical Sciences
Theories and Models of Disease Causation
Theories and Principles Related to Physiology and Physical Functioning
Theories, Models, and Frameworks From Administration and Management
Overview of Concepts of Leadership and Management
Early Leadership Theories
Contemporary Leadership Theories
Organizational/Management Theories
Motivational Theories
Concepts of Power, Empowerment, and Change
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Processes
Conflict Management
Quality Control and Quality Improvement
Evidence-Based Practice
Learning Theories
What Is Learning?
What is Teaching?
Categorization of Learning Theories
Behavioral Learning Theories
Cognitive Learning Theories
Summary of Learning Theories
Learning Styles
Principles of Learning
Application of Learning Theories in Nursing
Application of Theory in Nursing
Application of Theory in Nursing Practice
Relationship Between Theory and Practice
Theory-Based Nursing Practice
The Theory-Practice Gap
Practice Theories in Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice
Application of Theory in Nursing Practice
Application of Theory in Nursing Research
Historical Overview of Research and Theory in Nursing
Relationship Between Research and Theory
Types of Theory and Corresponding Research
How Theory Is Used in Research
Nursing and Nonnursing Theories in Nursing Research
Other Issues in Nursing Theory and Nursing Research
Application of Theory in Nursing Administration and Management
Organizational Design
Shared Governance
Transformational Leadership in Nursing and in Health Care
Patient Care Delivery Models
Case Management
Disease/Chronic Illness Management
Quality Management
Application of Theory in Nursing Education
Theoretical Issues in Nursing Curricula
Theoretical Issues in Nursing Instruction
Future Issues in Nursing Theory
Future Issues in Nursing Science
Future Issues in Nursing Theory
Theoretical Perspectives on Future Issues in Nursing Practice, Research, Administration and Management, and Education
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