Theoretical Basis for Nursing

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-20
  • Publisher: LWW
  • View Upgraded Edition

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $71.45 Save up to $69.84
  • Rent Book $4.99
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The Used and Rental copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Designed for one of the core courses taught in all graduate nursing programs, this text is the most contemporary, concise, and readable nursing theory textbook on the market. It presents historical perspectives on the development of nursing theory, assessments of concept and theory development and theory evaluation, middle-range theories, and shared theories from other disciplines in the sociologic, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, focusing on the application of theory.

Theoretical Basis for Nursing is a great textbook as a quick review and by using this book as your sole review source you could probably answer many questions of the test. Information is presented in a clear and concise fashion with good graphs and charts. Learning features found throughout the text include case studies and end-of-chapter summaries that help to reinforce essential concepts.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Theoryp. 1
Philosophy, Science, and Nursingp. 2
Nursing as a Professionp. 2
Nursing as an Academic Disciplinep. 3
Introduction to Science and Philosophyp. 4
Science and Philosophical Schools of Thoughtp. 7
Nursing Philosophy, Nursing Science, and Philosophy of Science in Nursingp. 9
Knowledge Development and Nursing Sciencep. 10
Research Methodology and Nursing Sciencep. 14
Summaryp. 17
Case Studyp. 17
Overview of Theory in Nursingp. 21
Overview of Theoryp. 22
The Importance of Theory in Nursingp. 23
Terminology of Theoryp. 24
Historical Overview: Theory Development in Nursingp. 24
Classification of Theories in Nursingp. 30
Issues in Theory Development in Nursingp. 37
Summaryp. 43
Concept Development: Clarifying Meaning of Termsp. 46
The Concept of "Concept"p. 47
Concept Analysis/Concept Developmentp. 51
Strategies for Concept Analysis and Concept Developmentp. 53
Summaryp. 64
Theory Development: Structuring Conceptual Relationships in Nursingp. 68
Overview of Theory Developmentp. 69
Categorizations of Theoryp. 69
Components of a Theoryp. 75
Theory Developmentp. 78
Summaryp. 84
Theory Analysis and Evaluationp. 89
Definition and Purpose of Theory Evaluationp. 90
Historical Overview of Theory Analysis and Evaluationp. 91
Comparisons of Methodsp. 99
Synthesized Method of Theory Evaluationp. 99
Summaryp. 100
Nursing Theoriesp. 107
Overview of Grand Nursing Theoriesp. 108
Categorization of Conceptual Frameworks and Grand Theoriesp. 110
Specific Categories of Models and Theories for This Unitp. 115
Analysis Criteria for Grand Nursing Theoriesp. 116
The Purpose of Critiquing Theoriesp. 119
Summaryp. 119
Grand Nursing Theories Based on Human Needsp. 121
Florence Nightingale: Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Notp. 122
Virginia Henderson: The Principles and Practice of Nursingp. 126
Faye G. Abdellah: Patient-Centered Approaches to Nursingp. 128
Dorothea E. Orem: The Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theoryp. 131
Dorothy Johnson: The Behavioral System Modelp. 135
Betty Neuman: The Neuman Systems Modelp. 139
Summaryp. 143
Grand Nursing Theories Based on Interactive Processp. 148
The Conservation Modelp. 149
The Intersystem Modelp. 153
Modeling and Role-Modelingp. 158
King's Conceptual System and Theory of Goal Attainment and Transactional Processp. 161
Model of Nursing Based on Activities of Livingp. 165
The Roy Adaptation Modelp. 170
Caring Science as Sacred Sciencep. 174
Summaryp. 178
Grand Nursing Theories Based on Unitary Processp. 183
The Science of Unitary and Irreducible Human Beingsp. 184
Health as Expanding Consciousnessp. 188
The Theory of Human Becomingp. 193
Summaryp. 199
Introduction to Middle Range Nursing Theoriesp. 204
Purposes of Middle Range Theoryp. 205
Characteristics of Middle Range Theoryp. 206
Concepts and Relationships for Middle Range Theoryp. 207
Categorizing Middle Range Theoryp. 208
Development of Middle Range Theoryp. 208
Analysis and Evaluation of Middle Range Theoryp. 215
Summaryp. 216
Overview of Selected Middle Range Nursing Theoriesp. 220
High Middle Range Theoriesp. 221
Middle Middle Range Theoriesp. 231
Low Middle Range Theoriesp. 238
Summaryp. 242
Borrowed Theories Used by Nursesp. 249
Theories From the Sociologic Sciencesp. 250
Exchange Theoriesp. 251
Interactionist Frameworksp. 256
Conflict Theoriesp. 260
Chaos Theoryp. 266
Summaryp. 269
Theories From the Behavioral Sciencesp. 274
Psychodynamic Theoriesp. 276
Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Theoriesp. 282
Humanistic Theoriesp. 284
Stress Theoriesp. 287
Social Psychologyp. 290
Summaryp. 295
Theories From the Biomedical Sciencesp. 300
Theories and Models of Disease Causationp. 301
Theories and Principles Related to Physiology and Physical Functioningp. 308
Summaryp. 319
Theories, Models, and Frameworks From Administration and Managementp. 322
Overview of Concepts of Leadership and Managementp. 323
Early Leadership Theoriesp. 323
Contemporary Leadership Theoriesp. 330
Organizational/Management Theoriesp. 332
Motivational Theoriesp. 333
Concepts of Power, Empowerment, and Changep. 335
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Processesp. 338
Conflict Managementp. 340
Quality Control and Quality Improvementp. 341
Evidence-Based Practicep. 343
Summaryp. 344
Learning Theoriesp. 348
What Is Learning?p. 349
What is Teaching?p. 350
Categorization of Learning Theoriesp. 350
Behavioral Learning Theoriesp. 351
Cognitive Learning Theoriesp. 353
Summary of Learning Theoriesp. 365
Learning Stylesp. 366
Principles of Learningp. 367
Application of Learning Theories in Nursingp. 368
Summaryp. 369
Application of Theory in Nursingp. 373
Application of Theory in Nursing Practicep. 374
Relationship Between Theory and Practicep. 375
Theory-Based Nursing Practicep. 376
The Theory-Practice Gapp. 377
Practice Theories in Nursingp. 380
Evidence-Based Practicep. 383
Application of Theory in Nursing Practicep. 386
Summaryp. 390
Application of Theory in Nursing Researchp. 393
Historical Overview of Research and Theory in Nursingp. 394
Relationship Between Research and Theoryp. 395
Types of Theory and Corresponding Researchp. 397
How Theory Is Used in Researchp. 400
Nursing and Nonnursing Theories in Nursing Researchp. 406
Other Issues in Nursing Theory and Nursing Researchp. 408
Summaryp. 411
Application of Theory in Nursing Administration and Managementp. 414
Organizational Designp. 415
Shared Governancep. 418
Transformational Leadership in Nursing and in Health Carep. 419
Patient Care Delivery Modelsp. 420
Case Managementp. 427
Disease/Chronic Illness Managementp. 429
Quality Managementp. 431
Summaryp. 435
Application of Theory in Nursing Educationp. 459
Theoretical Issues in Nursing Curriculap. 442
Theoretical Issues in Nursing Instructionp. 449
Summaryp. 455
Future Issues in Nursing Theoryp. 459
Future Issues in Nursing Sciencep. 461
Future Issues in Nursing Theoryp. 462
Theoretical Perspectives on Future Issues in Nursing Practice, Research, Administration and Management, and Educationp. 464
Summaryp. 470
Indexp. 473
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Customer Reviews

very good reference guide March 16, 2011
bought this textbook for my college class and found it to be easy to read and very informative. The book arrived in perfect condition although purchased used. This textbook is good on many chapters specially on development and psychopathology. It reviews development of theory and then presents an overview of various nursing grand and middle range theories, followed by theories from biological, behavioral, education, management, and sociology that are useful and applicable to nursing.
Highly recommended.
Flag Review
Please provide a brief explanation for why you are flagging this review:
Your submission has been received. We will inspect this review as soon as possible. Thank you for your input!
Theoretical Basis for Nursing: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Write a Review