Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning, Second Edition presents the difficult concepts of nursing theory through the use of art, allowing students become more engaged and active learners. Designed for BSN-level courses, this text presents definitions and basic concepts along with a brief overview of a selection of common nursing theories.
The Second Editon has been updated to include new chapters on the theories of Patricia Benner, Imogene King, and Rosemarie Parse as well as a chapter on the process of theory development by Jean Watson.
-Learning activities at the end of each chapter enable students to utilize to apply concepts of nursing theory.
-Language that is written in a helpful and engaging manner that is designed for first-time nursing theory students who may believe that theory will be irrelevant, uninspiring, and difficult to grasp.
-Information that clarifies and illuminates the depths of nursing theory in ways that will hold meaning for the student long after class is over.
-The use of art to illuminate nursing theories, in turn mobilizing creativity for the construction of personal meaning.
Activities that are visual, tactile, and kinesthetic, allowing students to be able to read, see, touch, and manipulate the learning materials.