Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-02-15
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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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.

Key Features:

-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.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introduction to Theory in Nursingp. 1
What is Nursing Theory?p. 3
Why are Theories Important in Nursing?p. 7
The Development of Nursing Theoriesp. 11
Evaluating a Theoryp. 17
Theories That Define Nursing or Discuss Nursing in a General Sense: Philosophiesp. 19
Using the Art of Georges Seurat to Envision Philosophiesp. 21
Florence Nightingale's Definition of Nursingp. 27
Virginia Henderson's Definition of Nursingp. 33
Ernestine Wiedenbach's Helping Art of Clinical Nursingp. 41
Jean Watson's Theory of Human/Transpersonal Caringp. 49
Theories about Broad Nursing Practice Areas: Grand Theoriesp. 65
Envisioning Theories Through Mandala Artp. 67
Myra Estrin Levine's Conservation Modelp. 71
Betty Neuman's Systems Modelp. 77
Sister Callista Roy's Adaptation Modelp. 85
Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Modelp. 93
Madeleine Leininger's Culture Care: Diversity and Universality Theoryp. 101
Theories about Specific Nursing Actions, Processes, or Concepts: Middle-Range Theoriesp. 109
Envisioning Theories Through Origami Artp. 111
Ida Jean Orlando-Pelletier's Nursing Process Theoryp. 117
Katharine Kolcaba's Theory of Comfortp. 125
Nola Pender's Health-Promotion Modelp. 135
Hildegard Peplau's Interpersonal Relations in Nursingp. 147
Imogene King-Conceptual System and Theory of Goal Attainmentp. 153
Patricia Benner-Model of Skill Acquisition in Nursingp. 163
Theories that Defy Classificationp. 173
Envisioning Theories that Defy Classification through Space Photographyp. 175
Martha Rogers's Unitary Human Beingsp. 179
Margaret Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousnessp. 187
Rosemarie Rizzo Parse-Theory of Human Becomingp. 193
Conclusionp. 203
Further Development of Nursing Theoryp. 205
Use of Information Technology by Nurse Theoristsp. 209
Lisa Wright Eichelberger-Pioneering Nursing Theory on the World Wide Webp. 217
Glossaryp. 227
Referencesp. 230
Indexp. 235
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Highly recommended May 5, 2011
I purchased this textbook to learn more information about the role a nurse would have if he/she pursued a DNP degree. The textbook was very informative and easy to read. It is very helpful for students enrolled in DNP programs or if you are deciding on a PhD versus DNP doctoral degree.
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