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Overview

This best-selling text is the most comprehensive theory book available. It offers authoritative and up-to-date description and analyses of 28 nursing theories in a clear, concise, and consistent format. Organized into four units, Unit One provides an introduction to the terms, methods, and history of nursing theory. Unit Two presents theorists who develop philosophies of nursing, helping to define the meaning and purpose of nursing. Unit Three covers theorists who create conceptual models of grand theories of nursing, providing a comprehensive view of how nursing fulfills its purposes. Unit Four discusses middle range theorists who formulate theoretical statements to answer specific nursing questions.

FEATURES:

Discussion of 28 nursing theorists, offering students the most comprehensive coverage of any nursing theory book available. Authoritative overviews of nursing theories, reviewed and validated by the theorists themselves. Consistent presentation of each theorists' work, with each chapter organized by the following headings: Credentials and Background of the Theorists, Theoretical Sources, Use of Empirical Evidence, Major Concepts and Definitions, Major Assumptions, Theoretical Assertions, Logical Form, Acceptance by the Nursing Community, Further Development, and Critique. Clear description of the terminology, method, and history of nursing theory development. Extensive bibliographies, split into primary and secondary works, provide excellent resources for further study. Photographs and brief bibliographies of each theorist add human interest and appeal.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Mary Ellen Wurzbach
This book identifies major theoretical thinkers innursing, reviews their ideas, lists their publications, discusses whathas been written about them, and the major sources they used for theirworks. It also includes chapters about the analysis of nursingtheories, terminology used in theory development, the history andphilosophy of science, logical reasoning, theory development processes,and the evolution of nursing theory development. The purpose, asindicated by the authors, is to be a tribute to nurse theorists. Thebook is written for nurses and nursing students, both graduate andundergraduate. The authors are very credible authorities on thesubject of nursing theory. The book contains tables that explainportions of the theories. In addition, diagrammatic models of thetheories and pictures of the theorists are provided in each chapter. The references are both historical and current, since many of thetheorists did their beginning work in the 1960s. The appearance of thebook is excellent. Unique features of the book are the bibliographiesof the theorists' work, their sources, and other writers who havewritten about the theorists. This book is very useful for teachingboth graduate and undergraduate nursing students. The current updateddescription of the theorists' backgrounds and theoretical sources,including a discussion of each theory, is very helpful for theorysurvey courses. It makes the theorists come alive for students. Theextensive bibliographies of each theorist's writings, sources, andcritiques of their work are very comprehensive. As a systematicoverview of nursing theorists, this book has few rivals. The reviewerwould definitely recommend purchase by nurses interested innursingtheory, graduate and undergraduate students, and nursing referencelibraries.
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Reviewer: Mary Ellen Wurzbach, RN, MSN, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book identifies major theoretical thinkers in nursing, reviews their ideas, lists their publications, discusses what has been written about them, and the major sources they used for their works. It also includes chapters about the analysis of nursing theories, terminology used in theory development, the history and philosophy of science, logical reasoning, theory development processes, and the evolution of nursing theory development.
Purpose: The purpose, as indicated by the authors, is to be a tribute to nurse theorists.
Audience: The book is written for nurses and nursing students, both graduate and undergraduate. The authors are very credible authorities on the subject of nursing theory.
Features: The book contains tables that explain portions of the theories. In addition, diagrammatic models of the theories and pictures of the theorists are provided in each chapter. The references are both historical and current, since many of the theorists did their beginning work in the 1960s. The appearance of the book is excellent. Unique features of the book are the bibliographies of the theorists' work, their sources, and other writers who have written about the theorists.
Assessment: This book is very useful for teaching both graduate and undergraduate nursing students. The current updated description of the theorists' backgrounds and theoretical sources, including a discussion of each theory, is very helpful for theory survey courses. It makes the theorists come alive for students. The extensive bibliographies of each theorist's writings, sources, and critiques of their work are very comprehensive. As a systematic overview of nursing theorists, this book has few rivals. The reviewer would definitely recommend purchase by nurses interested in nursing theory, graduate and undergraduate students, and nursing reference libraries.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801667640
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544

Table of Contents

Unit I Evolution of Nursing Theories
1 Introduction to Nursing Theory: History, Terminology, and Analysis 3
2 Significance of Theory for Nursing As a Discipline and Profession 14
3 History and Philosophy of Science 32
4 Logical Reasoning 42
5 Theory Development Process 50
Unit II Philosophies
6 Florence Nightingale: Modern Nursing 65
7 Ernestine Wiedenbach: The Helping Art of Clinical Nursing 84
8 Virginia Henderson: Definition of Nursing 98
9 Faye Glenn Abdellah: Twenty-One Nursing Problems 112
10 Lydia E. Hall: Core, Care, and Cure Model 134
11 Jean Watson: Philosophy and Science of Caring 145
12 Patricia Benner: From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice 165
Unit III Conceptual Models and Grand Theories
13 Dorothea E. Orem: Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing 189
14 Myra Estrin Levine: The Conservation Model 212
15 Martha E. Rogers: Unitary Human Beings 226
16 Dorothy E. Johnson: Behavioral System Model 250
17 Sister Callista Roy: Adaptation Model 269
18 Betty Neuman: Systems Model 299
19 Imogene King: Interacting Systems Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment 336
20 Nancy Roper, Winifred W. Logan, and Alison J. Tierney: The Elements of Nursing: A Model for Nursing Based on a Model of Living 361
Unit IV Theories and Middle-Range Theories
21 Hildegard E. Peplau: Psychodynamic Nursing 379
22 Ida Jean Orlando (Pelletier): Nursing Process Theory 399
23 Joyce Travelbee: Human-to-Human Relationship Model 418
24 Katharine Kolcaba: Theory of Comfort 430
25 Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin, and Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role-Modeling 443
26 Ramona T. Mercer: Maternal Role Attainment 465
27 Kathryn E. Barnard: Parent-Child Interaction Model 484
28 Madeleine Leininger: Culture Care: Diversity and Universality Theory 501
29 Rosemarie Rizzo Parse: Human Becoming 527
30 Merle Mishel: Uncertainty in Illness 560
31 Margaret A. Newman: Model of Health 584
32 Evelyn Adam: Conceptual Model for Nursing 610
33 Nola J. Pender: The Health Promotion Model 624
Unit V Future of Nursing Theory
34 State of the Art and Science of Nursing Theory 641
Related Websites 650
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