Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research / Edition 3

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The most complete and detailed book devoted to middle range theories, this text examines theories and their applications in clinical nursing research and practice. The authors provide expert advice on selecting an appropriate theory for a nursing research project and on critiquing theories.  The most frequently cited middle range nursing theories are explored in individual chapters. Each theory chapter includes examples of the theory’s use in research, sample application of the theory, analysis exercises, and critical thinking exercises. The Third Edition includes new chapters on Attachment theory and the Shuler Nurse Practitioner Practice Model.
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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: Providing an overview of nursing's current body of knowledge, this book addresses how middle range theory fits into the hierarchy of paradigm, philosophy, conceptual framework, and theories, with an increased emphasis on promoting application of middle range theory to practice.
Purpose: The goal, according to the editors, is to make middle range theory more accessible and applicable to practicing nurses and nurse scholars. They chose to include middle range theories that have broad application to research and practice.
Audience: The main audience is graduate students and nurse scholars interested in using middle range theories in research and practice.
Features: Divided into six parts, the book begins with an overview, with the remaining five parts addressing specific middle range theories. Two new theories have been added in this edition — Attachment Theory and the Shuler Nurse Practitioner Model. Each chapter includes definitions of key terms, using middle range theory boxes, research applications, analysis of theory exercises, and critical thinking exercises. Web resources are available, including a free eBook. One appendix offers an analysis of each middle range theory, including internal and external critique, and one details various instruments such as the Burke/Eakes Chronic Sorrow Tool and the Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire with Standardized Activities (PAQLQ (S)).
Assessment: This is an excellent resource on middle range theory. It is very complete in the discussion and analysis of each theory and includes the research that has been done using each theory. It would be very helpful for graduate students who are trying to identify appropriate theories on which to base their research. The many tables enhance the richness of the text. The book truly does what the title suggests, shows how to apply middle range theories to nursing research and ultimately to nursing practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608318001
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/3/2012
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 99,827
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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