The Nature of Theoretical Thinking in Nursing, Third Edition [NOOK Book]

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"This is a well-written, thought-provoking book on theoretical thinking and knowledge development in nursing." Score: 93, 4 stars.-Doody's Medical Reviews


The past decade has seen tremendous growth and enrichment in nursing's theoretical work. This third edition has therefore been updated, revised, ...

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Overview

Designated a Doody's Core Title!





"This is a well-written, thought-provoking book on theoretical thinking and knowledge development in nursing." Score: 93, 4 stars.-Doody's Medical Reviews


The past decade has seen tremendous growth and enrichment in nursing's theoretical work. This third edition has therefore been updated, revised, and expanded to cover the gamut of recent developments in theoretical thinking in nursing. This book presents a systematic framework that can be used to examine elements in the field of nursing and posits important concepts that have emerged in the field.


The chapters help to enhance readers' understanding about how conceptualizations and theoretical statements are developed and refined in nursing while simultaneously offering a typology of conceptual domains that can be used to delineate theoretical elements essential to nursing. This third edition retains the previous typology of four domains: the domain of client, the client-nurse domain, the domain of practice, and the environment domain.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Ellen Wurzbach
In this second edition the editor describes and develops four conceptual domains of nursing: client, client-nurse, practice, and environment. These four domains are used as a framework for theoretical analysis in nursing. The editor indicates several purposes. The first goal is to provide conceptual tools that can delineate the world of nursing in theoretical terms. She proposes a systematic framework that can be used to examine the field of nursing, positing important concepts in an orderly system. Her primary aim is to offer a typology of conceptual domains that can delineate nursing's essential theoretical concepts. The author's objectives are worthy and she meets them in an exemplary way. The text is designed for graduate students struggling with conceptualization and theoretical analysis of nursing phenomena. The editor indicates that undergraduate students may be helped as well. Because of the complexity of thought in the book, I would recommend it for graduate students and nurses immersed in nursing theory. The editor is a credible authority. Four domains of nursing are developed and then used to theoretically analyze the ideas of nurse theorists including Roy, Rogers, Johnson, Orem, and King. The editor is innovative in that she builds upon current theoretical knowledge in nursing to extend this knowledge and discussion of it. The unique feature of the book is this extension of theoretical conceptualization in nursing, which is very valuable to both graduate nursing students and nurse theorists. This is a unique addition to the literature on nursing epistemology. The essential building blocks of nursing theory are analyzed. Although the editor writes in a very complexstyle, this complexity will provide necessary challenges for graduate nursing students and nurse theorists or philosophers. I highly recommend the book to those looking for interesting extensions of the concepts found in nursing theory.
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Reviewer: Mary Ellen Wurzbach, RN, MSN, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: In this second edition the editor describes and develops four conceptual domains of nursing: client, client-nurse, practice, and environment. These four domains are used as a framework for theoretical analysis in nursing.
Purpose: The editor indicates several purposes. The first goal is to provide conceptual tools that can delineate the world of nursing in theoretical terms. She proposes a systematic framework that can be used to examine the field of nursing, positing important concepts in an orderly system. Her primary aim is to offer a typology of conceptual domains that can delineate nursing's essential theoretical concepts. The author's objectives are worthy and she meets them in an exemplary way.
Audience: The text is designed for graduate students struggling with conceptualization and theoretical analysis of nursing phenomena. The editor indicates that undergraduate students may be helped as well. Because of the complexity of thought in the book, I would recommend it for graduate students and nurses immersed in nursing theory. The editor is a credible authority.
Features: Four domains of nursing are developed and then used to theoretically analyze the ideas of nurse theorists including Roy, Rogers, Johnson, Orem, and King. The editor is innovative in that she builds upon current theoretical knowledge in nursing to extend this knowledge and discussion of it. The unique feature of the book is this extension of theoretical conceptualization in nursing, which is very valuable to both graduate nursing students and nurse theorists.
Assessment: This is a unique addition to the literature on nursing epistemology. The essential building blocks of nursing theory are analyzed. Although the editor writes in a very complex style, this complexity will provide necessary challenges for graduate nursing students and nurse theorists or philosophers. I highly recommend the book to those looking for interesting extensions of the concepts found in nursing theory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826105882
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 340
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Hesook Suzie Kim, PhD, RN, has been professor at the University of Rhode Island since 1979 and Professor II at the Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo in Norway from 1992 to 2003. She is professor emerita of nursing at the University of Rhode Island, from which she retired in 2004, and has held the professorship at Buskerud University College in Norway from 2004 to 2008. Currently she is a research project director at Buskerud University College. Dr. Kim had taught at the University of Rhode Island since 1973 and was dean of the College of Nursing there from 1983 to 1988. Her PhD is in sociology from Brown University, and her nursing degrees (BS and MS) are from Indiana University. She has published extensively in the area of nursing epistemology, theory development in nursing, the nature of nursing practice, and collaborative decision-making in nursing practice as well as in various areas of clinical nursing research. She is also the co-editor with Dr. Ingrid Kollak of Germany of the book, Nursing Theories: Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations, of which the first edition was published both in English and German in 1999 and the second edition in 2006.


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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Terminology in Theoretical Thinking 13
3 Conceptual Domains in Nursing: A Framework for Theoretical Analysis 31
4 The Domain of Client 57
5 The Client-Nurse Domain 101
6 The Practice Domain of Nursing 127
7 The Domain of Environment 165
8 Theory Development in Nursing 205
9 Concluding Remarks: Issues in Theoretical Development in Nursing 229
Appendix 245
Glossary 253
Subject Index 259
Name Index 262
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