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    An Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing


This nursing text is devoted to the teaching of theory, research, 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. The text is composed of 12 interrelated chapters that deliver a clear and understandable message about theory, what it is and how it supports what we do in nursing. It provides an overview of theory, theory development, important nursing theories and nursing theorists, as well as a method for critiquing theory.

Table of Contents

An Introductionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Theory, Reasoning, and Research in Everyday Lifep. 2
Summaryp. 5
Language, Meaning, and Structurep. 7
Introductionp. 8
Theory, Knowledge, Research, and Reasoning: What Are They and Why Are They Important?p. 8
The Language of Theory, Research, and Reasoningp. 13
Putting It All Togetherp. 18
Summaryp. 22
Operationalizing Relationshipsp. 33
Introductionp. 33
Types of Theoryp. 33
Stimulating New Theoryp. 37
Operationalizing Theory, Knowledge, Research, and Reasoningp. 38
Summaryp. 46
Theory and Reasoningp. 48
Introductionp. 48
Developing Reasoning Skillsp. 55
Types of Reasoningp. 57
Factors Influencing Reasoning in Nursingp. 60
The Role of Nursing Process in Reasoningp. 66
Putting It All Togetherp. 67
Summaryp. 69
Support Theoryp. 73
Introductionp. 74
Grand Theories That Support Nursingp. 75
The Role of Women in Support Theory Developmentp. 99
Summaryp. 100
Foundations of Nursing Theoryp. 106
Introductionp. 106
The Influence of Education on the Growth of Nursing Theoryp. 107
Other Influences on the Growth of Nursing Theoryp. 109
Summaryp. 115
Nursing Theoryp. 118
Introductionp. 119
Nurse Theorists and Theoriesp. 119
Florence Nightingale and Nursing Theoryp. 120
Theory Development in the 1950sp. 124
Nursing Theory in the 1960sp. 130
Nursing Theory in the 1970sp. 140
Nursing Theory in the 1980sp. 164
Nursing Theory in the 1990s and 2000p. 176
A Global View of Nursing Theoryp. 181
Summaryp. 184
Critiquing Theoryp. 192
Introductionp. 192
A Criterion-Based Critique Modelp. 193
Using the Modelp. 194
Advanced Theory Analysis Modelsp. 213
Summaryp. 214
Introduction to Researchp. 217
Introductionp. 218
Philosophies Influencing the Development of Nursing Researchp. 218
Introduction to Researchp. 220
The Research Processp. 225
Ethical Considerations in Nursing Researchp. 235
Research, Reasoning, and Evidence-Based Practicep. 238
Criterion-Based Critique for Research (C-BaCR)p. 239
Becoming a Sophisticated Consumer of Researchp. 245
Summaryp. 247
Theory and Practicep. 250
Introductionp. 250
Skills for Building a Theory-Based Nursing Practicep. 251
Integrating Research Outcomes Into Nursing Practicep. 260
What Is Evidence-Based Nursing and How Does It Affect Nursing Practice?p. 265
Summaryp. 265
Multidisciplinary Theoryp. 268
Introductionp. 268
Application of Multidisciplinary Theoryp. 271
Comparison of Perspectivesp. 287
Summaryp. 289
The Futurep. 295
Introductionp. 295
Nursing as a Professionp. 296
Nursing as a Disciplinep. 300
Nursing as a Sciencep. 303
Summaryp. 306
p. 309
p. 313
Glossaryp. 315
Indexp. 319
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