9780131191266

Strategies For Theory Construction In Nursing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131191266

  • ISBN10:

    0131191268

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

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; and International nursing theory development. Nursing Professionals.

Author Biography

Lorraine Olszewski Walker is a RN, EdD, FAAN and a Luci B. Johnson Centennial Professor at the School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin Kay Coalson Avant is a RN, PhD, FAAN and a Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART I Overview of Theory Development in Nursing 1(36)
1 Theory Development in Context
3(22)
2 Introduction to Elements, Approaches, and Strategies of Theory Development
25(12)
PART II Concept Development 37(48)
3 Concept Synthesis
39(13)
4 Concept Derivation
52(11)
5 Concept Analysis
63(22)
PART III Statement Development 85(48)
6 Statement Synthesis
87(22)
7 Statement Derivation
109(10)
8 Statement Analysis
119(14)
PART IV Theory Development 133(48)
9 Theory Synthesis
135(13)
10 Theory Derivation
148(12)
11 Theory Analysis
160(21)
PART V Perspectives on Nursing Theory 181(34)
12 Concept, Statement, and Theory Testing
183(12)
13 Frontiers of Nursing Theory and Knowledge Development
195(20)
Index 215

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