Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2010-09-15
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The focus of this book is to detail the advances that have been made in theory development and to demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Part I discusses concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies. Chapter 1 provides a historical context to theory development and added coverage of global perspectives on nursing theory. Part II, III, and IV are reorganized in this edition to emphasize the interdependence among concept-, statement-, and theory-related strategies. The last section, Part V, features new integrative principles related to concept, statement, and theory testing and also covers validation of concepts and theories.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Overview of Theory and Theory Developmentp. 1
Theory in Nursing: Past to Presentp. 3
Theory Development in Nursing: A Beginner's Guidep. 3
A Historical Glimpse at Theory Development in Nursing as a Professionp. 4
Evolution of Theory Development: Metatheory to Practice Theoryp. 6
Population- and Domain-Focused Theories and Modelsp. 20
Global Nursing Theory Development Issues and Effortsp. 23
Summaryp. 28
Referencesp. 28
Additional Readingsp. 38
Using Knowledge Development and Theory to Inform Practicep. 40
Introductionp. 40
Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidencep. 42
Nursing Informaticsp. 47
Nursing Practice Research and Theory Developmentp. 49
Summaryp. 51
Practice Exercisep. 52
Referencesp. 52
Additional Readingsp. 54
Approaches to Theory Development Used in This Bookp. 57
Introductionp. 57
Elements of Theory Buildingp. 58
Interrelatedness of Elementsp. 62
Approaches to Theory Buildingp. 63
Strategy Selectionp. 64
Interrelatedness of Strategiesp. 66
Summaryp. 68
Referencesp. 68
Additional Readingsp. 69
Derivation Strategiesp. 71
Concept Derivationp. 73
Definition and Descriptionp. 73
Purpose and Usesp. 75
Procedures for Concept Derivationp. 75
Application of Concept Derivation to Nursingp. 78
Advantages and Limitationsp. 80
Utilizing the Results of Concept Derivationp. 80
Summaryp. 81
Practice Exercisep. 81
Referencesp. 83
Statement Derivationp. 84
Definition and Descriptionp. 84
Purpose and Usesp. 87
Procedures for Statement Derivationp. 87
Application of Statement Derivation to Nursingp. 88
Advantages and Limitationsp. 90
Utilizing the Results of Statement Derivationp. 90
Summaryp. 91
Practice Exercisesp. 91
Referencesp. 92
Additional Readingsp. 93
Theory Derivationp. 94
Definition and Descriptionp. 94
Purpose and Usesp. 95
Procedures for Theory Derivationp. 96
Examples of Theory Derivationp. 97
Application of Theory Derivation to Nursingp. 99
Advantages and Limitationsp. 101
Utilizing the Results of Theory Derivationp. 102
Summaryp. 102
Practice Exercisesp. 103
Referencesp. 103
Additional Readingsp. 104
Synthesis Strategiesp. 105
Concept Synthesisp. 107
Definition and Descriptionp. 107
Purpose and Usesp. 108
Approaches to Concept Synthesisp. 109
Procedures for Concept Synthesisp. 112
Advantages and Limitationsp. 113
Utilizing the Results of Concept Synthesisp. 114
Summaryp. 114
Practice Exercisesp. 115
Referencesp. 116
Additional Readingsp. 118
Statement Synthesisp. 119
Definition and Descriptionp. 119
Purpose and Usesp. 121
Procedures for Statement Synthesisp. 122
Advantages and Limitationsp. 134
Utilizing the Results of Statement Synthesisp. 135
Summaryp. 135
Practice Exercisep. 136
Self-Assessment Test Of Introductory Statisticsp. 137
Referencesp. 138
Additional Readingsp. 139
Theory Synthesisp. 140
Definition and Descriptionp. 140
Example of the Use of Theory Synthesis Processp. 142
Purpose and Usesp. 143
Procedures for Theory Synthesisp. 144
Illustrations of Theory Synthesisp. 147
Advantages and Limitationsp. 149
Utilizing the Results of Theory Synthesisp. 150
Theory Synthesis and Integrative Models and Theoriesp. 150
Summaryp. 151
Practice Exercisesp. 151
Referencesp. 152
Additional Readings In Theory Developmentp. 153
Analysis Strategiesp. 155
Concept Analysisp. 157
Definition and Descriptionp. 157
Purpose and Usesp. 158
Procedures for Concept Analysisp. 159
Advantages and Limitationsp. 169
Utilizing the Results of Concept Analysisp. 172
Response to Criticism of This Methodp. 173
Summaryp. 173
An Additional Example and Practice Exercisep. 174
Practice Exercisep. 176
Referencesp. 176
Additional Readingsp. 178
Statement Analysisp. 180
Definition and Descriptionp. 180
Purpose and Usesp. 181
Steps in Statement Analysisp. 181
Advantages and Limitationsp. 189
Utilizing the Results of Statement Analysisp. 189
Summaryp. 190
Practice Exercisesp. 190
Referencesp. 191
Additional Readingsp. 192
Theory Analysisp. 193
Definition and Descriptionp. 193
Purpose and Usesp. 194
Procedures for Theory Analysisp. 194
Advantages and Limitationsp. 205
Utilizing the Results of Theory Analysisp. 206
Summaryp. 206
Practice Exercisep. 207
Referencesp. 210
Additional Readingsp. 211
Perspectives on Theory and its Credibilityp. 213
Concept, Statement, and Theory Testingp. 215
Introductionp. 215
Concept Testingp. 217
Statement Testingp. 220
Theory Testingp. 222
Summaryp. 226
Referencesp. 226
Additional Readingsp. 228
Indexp. 230
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