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Overview

A new edition of this successful undergraduate nursing text relates theory to practice using an easily accessible and reader friendly style. Complex ideas are explained clearly, avoiding jargon. Learning objectives, Learning exercises and Study Questions make this a comprehensive learning resource.

• Every chapter has been updated
• Updated information on developing evidence-based practice
• This new edition focuses more directly on the student market, including learning objectives and other helpful study aids.
• New material on developing evidence-based practice
• A new chapter on the evaluation of contemporary practice against the social history of nursing

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This is a revision of a book that introduces the background of theory and the application of nursing models in nursing practice. It has been extensively updated and rewritten with two added chapters (Nursing as Theory Laden Practice and Developing an Evidence Base for Nursing Practice).
Purpose: "The purpose is to "describe the role of models, theories, knowledge, and science in professional nursing in a simple, practical way." "
Audience: The first edition was meant to be used by practicing nurses. The second edition was expanded so that it appealed to undergraduate students and pre-registration students, but the authors wanted to keep it pertinent to a wider audience. The authors state that it is popular in U.K. and Australian undergraduate nursing schools. This third edition focuses more directly on the student market.
Features: This edition includes learning objectives, learning exercises, and study guide questions for each chapter. New material on evidence-based practice has been included as well as the social history of nursing and its impact on contemporary nursing practice. The book is divided into 18 chapters that include definitions and use of nursing models. The theorists featured include Orem, Roy, Neuman, King, Peplau, Patterson and Zderad, Parse, and Watson.
Assessment: "This appears to be a very practical and easy read for the introduction of nursing theory and models. Chapters are short (average of 12 pages) and contain many illustrations including cartoons related to theory and nursing. The last two chapters include critiques of nursing models and ways to choose and use nursing models for practice. The book also includes an extensive list of references and a bibliography. These authors put the language of theory and models into language that can be understood by undergraduate students. It would also be a good review for practicing nurses. "
Linda C. Pugh
In this second edition of a book for beginning nurses, the author clearly defines nine commonly cited nursing models and presents easy-to-use applications for seven of the models. The text includes a background about models in general and common characteristics of nursing models. The models defined are activities of daily living (Roper et al, 1976, 1980); self care (Orem, 1971, 1980, 1985, 1991); adaptation (Roy, 1976, 1984); health care systems (Neuman,1982); goal attainment (King, 1971, 1981); developmental (Peplau, 1952, 1988), humanistic (Patterson & Zderad, 1976); human becoming (Parse, 1992); and human science and human caring (Watson, 1979, 1988). Most of the descriptions include a definition, beliefs and values, goals, knowledge, and skills for practice, care planning, and a patient care study. The purpose of the book is to meet the needs of patients who require nursing services. The emphasis is on care planning based on the use of a nursing model. The audience is primarily undergraduate nursing students. However, nursing service departments could use the approaches outlined with little difficulty. The book is readable, and the illustrations are usually light-hearted attempts to make the text understandable. This book offers important foundational information for beginning nurses. It describes an excellent method of applying a theoretical model consistently in a practice situation. Practical examples using selected models are presented that the reader may actually use.
Booknews
Though two authors of this introductory text are Australian and the third is English, the material is internationally applicable; the first edition (1986) was reprinted several times and translated into two languages. The aim is to give insight into what theoretical nursing models are, their implications for practice, and their uses. The new edition is substantially expanded and revised. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"This is an excellent book for any nurse practitioner interested in nursing models. The reader is gradually introduced to the conceptual frameworks of an extensive range of nurse theorists in a practical and comprehensible way. The authors have adopted a relaxed and humorus approach to this complicated topic and provide evidence that learning can be fun."

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750654425
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/27/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Nursing as theory laden practice. Developing an evidence base for practice. Models for practice. The Basis of Models. The traditional model for nursing practice. Common Characteristics of nursing models: the patient or client. Common characteristics of nursing models - the nurse and nursing. The activities of living model for nursing. The self-care model for nursing. An adaptation model for nursing. The health care systems model for nursing. A goal attainment model for nursing. A development model for nursing. Humanistic nursing theory. Human becoming. Human science and human caring. Analysing and evaluating models for practice. Using a nursing model.

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