Nursing Theory : Utilization and Application

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2009-12-10
  • Publisher: Elsevier
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With a consistent focus on application throughout, Nursing Theory covers the development of nursing theory; the application of different nursing theories, models and philosophies; and the expansion of these practices with a look toward the future. Nursing Theory provides the opportunity for students who have learned the background of nursing theory using the companion title, Nursing Theorists and Their Work, to apply what they have learned to actual nursing practice through various patient scenarios. Features two case history boxes in each chapter: one with a patient named Debbie, whom the reader can follow throughout the book, and another with a patient from a unique cultural or religious perspective. These case histories provide realistic examples of how to apply theory to the clinical side of nursing, as well as show common exceptions to the standard care plans.Includes a unique chapter on Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Moral Obligations, which explores the moral and ethical meaning of nursing practice and specific nursing duties.Logically organized for easier understanding: Conceptualization (history of nursing theory), Application (how to apply theory to practice), and Expansion (how to expand theory-based practice)Gives practical examples of how to apply the theories taught in the companion volume, Nursing Theorists and Their Work.Updated nursing application examples feature realistic scenarios that promote evidence-based practice. Scenarios have been updated using references to current literature and evidence-based clinical research.New information on the benefits and cautions associated with evidence-based practice, including a new discussion of "praxis," a dynamic process where theory and practice come together.Updated critical thinking exercises reflect the role of the nursing professional and advanced nursing practice, encouraging a higher level of thinking regarding the integration of theory and practice.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Knowledge Needed for Nursing Practicep. 3
Nursing Models: Normal Science for Nursing Practicep. 17
Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Critical Thinking Structuresp. 47
Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Moral Obligationsp. 73
Nursing Philosophies
Nightingale's Philosophy in Nursing Practicep. 97
Watson's Philosophy in Nursing Practicep. 111
Benner's Philosophy in Nursing Practicep. 137
Nursing Models
Johnson's Behavioral System Model in Nursing Practicep. 161
King's Conceptual System and Theory of Goal Attainment in Nursing Practicep. 187
Levine's Conservation Model in Nursing Practicep. 211
Neuman's Systems Model in Nursing Practicep. 235
Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory in Nursing Practicep. 261
Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings in Nursing Practicep. 287
Roy's Adaptation Model in Nursing Practicep. 309
Nursing Theories
Orlando's Nursing Process Theory in Nursing Practicep. 337
Modeling and Role-Modeling Theory in Nursing Practicep. 359
Mercer's Becoming a Mother Theory in Nursing Practicep. 389
Leininger's Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality in Nursing Practicep. 411
Parse's Theory of Humanbecoming in Nursing Practicep. 429
Newman's Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness in Nursing Practicep. 457
Areas for Further Development of Theory-Based Nursing Practicep. 481
Nursing Philosophies, Models, and Theories: A Focus on the Futurep. 495
Glossaryp. 517
Indexp. 523
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