Nursing Theorists and Their Work

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-28
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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The most comprehensive of its kind, this classic resource in the field of nursing theory provides an in-depth look at 49 theorists of historical, international, and significant importance. Each chapter features a clear, consistent presentation of a key nursing philosophy or theory. Case studies and critical thinking activities help bridge the gap between theory and application. A case study at the end of each theorist chapter puts the theory into a larger perspective, helping you understand how the information can be applied to practice.A Major Concepts & Definitions box in each theorist chapter outlines and summarizes the theory's most significant ideas and clarifies content-specific vocabulary.Each theorist chapter concludes with an extensive bibliography outlining numerous primary and secondary sources of information ideal for research projects.Critical Thinking Activities at the end of each theorist chapter challenge you to process the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical practice situations.Introductory chapters provide you with a strong foundation in the history and philosophy of science, logical reasoning, and the theory development process.Diagrams for theories help you visualize and better understand inherently abstract concepts.Each theorist chapter is written by a scholar specializing in that particular theorist's work - often an individual who has worked closely with the theorist.Most chapters have been reviewed and edited by the theorist for currency and accuracy, further validating the accounts set forth in the text.Theorist birth (and if applicable, death) dates help you place each individual into a time context. A new chapter introduces the theorist Afaf Meleis and covers her Transition Theory that has helped shape the theoretical development of nursing.Points for further study at the end of each chapter direct you to assets available for additional information.Need to know information is highlighted in at-a-glance summary boxes throughout to help you quickly review key concepts.Personal quotes from the theorists help you gain insight and make each complex theory more memorable.Updated references include only published works to ensure accuracy and credibility.

Table of Contents

Evolution Of Nursing Theories
Introduction to Nursing Theory: Its History, Significance and Analysis
History and Philosophy of Science
Logical Reasoning
Theory Development Process
Theorists of Historical Significance
Nightingale-Modern Nursing
Jean Watson-Philosophy and Science of Caring
Theory of Bureaucratic Caring
Caring, Clinical Wisdom, and Ethics in Nursing Practice
Philosophy of Caring
Theory of Caritative Caring
Nursing Models
Myra Estrin Levine-The Conservation Model
Martha Rogers-Unitary Human Beings
Dorothea E. Orem-Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing
Imogene King-Interacting Systems Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment
Betty Newman-Systems Model
Sr. Callista Roy-Adaptation Model
Dorothy Johnson-Behavioral Systems Model
Nursing Theories
The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice
Transition Theory -NEW!
Nola Pender-Health Promotion
Madeline Leininger-Culture Care: Diversity and Universality Theory
Margaret Newman-Health as Expanding Consciousness
Rosemarie Rizzo Parse-Human Becoming
Mary Ann Swain Modeling and Role
Symphonological Bioethical Theory
Middle Range Theories
Ramona Mercer-Maternal Role Attainment
Merle Mishel-Uncertainty in Illness
Self-Transcendence Theory
Theory of Illness Trajectory
Theory of Chronic Sorrow
Tidal Model of Mental Health Recovery
Katherine Kolcaba-Theory of Comfort
Postpartum Depression Theory
Theory of Caring
Peaceful End of Life Theory
Future Of Nursing Theory
State of the Art and Science of Nursing Theory
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Relevant case studies February 17, 2014
"As a nursing student, I enjoyed this book. It present a lot of information about the various theorists in the field and their contributions. However, it's not just a boring list of finding. I liked the case studies at the end of each chapter. It helped make things click” in my head and get a broader understanding of the concepts. The book seems to be organized well and has some features that helped me study. When studying, I would read over the summary and the definitions box to make sure I understood the material. The diagrams throughout the book were helpful too. Overall, I think it is a good book."
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