Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application / Edition 3

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With a consistent focus on application throughout, Nursing Theory covers the development of nursing theory; the application of different nursing theories, models and philosophies; and the expansion of these practices with a look toward the future. Nursing Theory provides the opportunity for students who have learned the background of nursing theory using the companion title, Nursing Theorists and Their Work, to apply what they have learned to actual nursing practice through various patient scenarios.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book demonstrates the use of theory for patient-focused nursing and serves as a companion to Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 7th edition, Alligood and Tomey (Elsevier, 2010). Through case applications from actual nursing practice, it illustrates ways that nursing students and practicing nurses can apply theory and critical thinking.
Purpose: The purpose is to demonstrate how nursing philosophies, theories, and models guide nursing's critical thinking and decision-making.
Audience: The audience includes nursing faculty and students at all levels of education from undergraduate to masters to doctor of nursing practice (DNP). It also could be used for in-service education for nursing staff development.
Features: The book is divided into three parts, Conceptualization, Application, and Expansion. Part 1 is the history and background of theory and professional nursing practice. An extensive bibliography of research literature of theory-based nursing practice applications is included. The 16 chapters in part 2 identify the major nursing theories and models, showing how each guides nursing thought and action. Case examples and critical thinking exercises demonstrate application. Part 3 presents areas for more theory-based research with tables that show gaps in theoretical application.
Assessment: This is a very comprehensive book on theory and application. The various patient scenarios help guide readers in ways they can use nursing philosophies, nursing theories, and nursing models in everyday practice. It is, as the editor states, useful for nurses and students at every educational level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323031332
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/9/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The nature of knowledge needed for nursing practice 3
2 Nursing models : normal science for nursing practice 17
3 Philosophies, models, and theories : critical thinking structures 43
4 Philosophies, models, and theories : moral obligations 67
5 Nightingale's philosophy in nursing practice 89
6 Watson's philosophy in nursing practice 103
7 Benner's philosophy in nursing practice 131
8 Johnson's behavioral system model in nursing practice 157
9 King's conceptual system and theory of goal attainment in nursing practice 181
10 Levine's conservation model in nursing practice 207
11 Neuman's systems model in nursing practice 229
12 Orem's self-care deficit nursing theory in practice 255
13 Rogers' science of unitary human beings in nursing practice 283
14 Roy's adaptation model in nursing practice 307
15 Orlando's nursing process theory in nursing practice 335
16 Modeling and role-modeling theory in nursing practice 363
17 Mercer's becoming a mother theory in nursing practice 393
18 Leininger's theory of culture care diversity and universality in nursing practice 413
19 Parse's theory of human becoming in nursing practice 431
20 Newman's theory of health as expanding consciousness in nursing practice 461
21 Areas for further development of theory-based nursing practice 487
22 Nursing philosophies, models, and theories : a focus on the future 499
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