Introduction to Nursing Theory and Clinical Reasoning / Edition 1

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Reviewer: Mary Ellen Wurzbach, RN, MSN, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This introductory nursing theory and reasoning book is written for beginning students of theory.
Purpose: The book was designed by the authors to help undergraduate nursing students explore the language, structure, and function of theory, knowledge, and reasoning in nursing and selected related disciplines.The objectives are worthy and the book meets them.
Audience: The intended audience is beginning undergraduate nursing students. It might also be of value for prenursing students being introduced to nursing, nursing theory, and critical thinking.
Features: The book has many unique features. The authors speak directly to the students, phonetically spell many terms, provide examples from everyday student life experiences, and begin with the known and from there proceed to the unknown. It is also unique in that it offers chapters about the history of nursing theory, theoretical reasoning, the theory of other disciplines, critiquing nursing theory with a criterion-based model, application of theory, and the interdisciplinary use of theory. It links reasoning in nursing practice and nursing theory. Many case studies, definitions, current bibliographies, and Web sites are also provided.
Assessment: This book fills a niche that has not been addressed in the nursing theory literature: theory and reasoning education for beginning baccalaureate students. In fact, much of the information is necessary to the discussion of nursing theory in more advanced courses as well. The only area not covered in-depth is specific nursing theorists and their works. Because this area is not extensively covered, another book addressing this area would need to be added for the baccalaureate nursing student. It is still a very good book for the beginning nursing student and possibly an adjunct text for the more advanced student of theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781721530
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272

Table of Contents

1 Becoming Acquainted With Theory and Reasoning 1
2 Language, Meanings, and Structure of Theory 11
3 Exploring the Relationships Among Knowledge, Theory, Research, and Practice 27
4 Theory and Reasoning 51
5 Support Theories Influencing Theory and Knowledge Development in Nursing 77
6 The Emergence of Nursing Theory and Knowledge 103
7 Critiquing Theory 127
8 Connections Between Practice and Theory 159
9 Interdisciplinary Use of Theory 181
10 The Impact of Theory on the Future of Nursing 215
Appendix 231
Glossary 237
Index 241
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