Perspectives On Nursing Theory / Edition 4

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Overview

This invaluable resource presents more than 60 of the most widely read and frequently cited articles that reflect seminal, current, and futurist thinking and perspectives on nursing theory. Classic and contemporary articles from many of the great leaders in nursing over the past forty years serve to clarify and amplify the historic and current debates in the field. Forty new articles on the cutting-edge of today's current and future trends have replaced older articles in this Fourth Edition. The content has been reorganized by chronology and theme for ease-of-use and quick reference.

This invaluable resource presents more than 60 of the most widely read and frequently cited articles that reflect seminal, current, and futurist thinking and perspectives on nursing theory. Classic and contemporary articles from many of the great leaders in nursing over the past forty years serve to clarify and amplify the historic and current debates in the field. Forty new articles on the cutting-edge of today's current and future trends have replaced older articles in this Fourth Edition. The content has been reorganized by chronology and theme for ease-of-use and quick reference.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an anthology focusing on the metatheoretical or philosophical dimensions of the discipline of nursing. It includes classic and contemporary articles on the nature of theory and the development of nursing knowledge. The previous edition was published in 1997.
Purpose: This is a comprehensive overview of the ongoing discussions related to theory and knowledge development in nursing. Its purpose is not only to inform, but to provoke continued thought and discussion about nursing's unique body of knowledge. The book has been updated with cutting-edge information on nursing theory including international perspectives.
Audience: It is intended for graduate level nurses and students, and faculty who are involved in theory and research. The editors also see a use for the future when practicing nurses will be expected to develop as well as use theory. The editors and contributors include a wide range of nurses and faculty with appropriate credentials for theory and knowledge development in the discipline.
Features: There are 62 articles with 21 retained from previous editions as classics. It has been trimmed down to replace redundancies with contemporary information reflecting the changes in theoretical thinking since the 1997 edition. The book is arranged into five broad units: structure of nursing knowledge, historical perspectives in nursing theory, philosophic foundations of science and theory, nursing theory and practice, and future directions for nursing theory. The fifth unit is new to this edition and challenges readers to explore the 20th century assumptions of nursing science. Biographical information is given about the authors as well as commentary about their personal theoretical ideas.
Assessment: This book is one of a kind that brings together the thoughts of the who's who in nursing science development as well as contemporary thinkers who propose new philosophies and paradigms. The final section on nursing's future makes this edition unique and provokes thought on the path of nursing science. The addition of international authors is a plus.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781747431
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: 4
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 684
  • Product dimensions: 1.44 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Structures of Nursing Knowledge
Ch. 1 Philosophy, Science, Theory: Interrelationships and Implications for Nursing Research 3
Ch. 2 The Relationship between Theory and Research: A Double Helix 11
Ch. 3 Nursing Questions that Science Cannot Answer 23
Ch. 4 Scientific Inquiry in Nursing: A Model for a New Age 31
Ch. 5 Nursing Systems and Nursing Models 49
Ch. 6 Levels of Theoretical Thinking in Nursing 55
Ch. 7 Theoretical Thinking in Nursing: Problems and Prospects 63
Ch. 8 Theories: Components, Development, Evaluation 75
Ch. 9 Framework for Analysis and Evaluation of Conceptual Models of Nursing 87
Unit 2 Historical Perspectives on Nursing Theory
Ch. 10 Nursing's Scientific Quest 97
Ch. 11 The History and Philosophy of Nursing Science and Research 105
Ch. 12 Nursing's Theoretical Evolution 113
Ch. 13 Perspectives on Nursing Theory 121
Ch. 14 Congruence between Existing Theories of Family Functioning and Nursing Theories 133
Ch. 15 Theory: Of or For Nursing? 141
Ch. 16 An Analysis of Changing Trends in Philosophies of Science on Nursing Theory Development and Testing 145
Ch. 17 A Non-Theorist's Perspective on Nursing Theory: Issues of the 1990s 159
Ch. 18 Nursing Reformation: Historical Reflections and Philosophic Foundations 169
Unit 3 Philosophic Foundations of Science and Theory
Ch. 19 From a Plethora of Paradigms to Parsimony in Worldviews 179
Ch. 20 Prevailing Paradigms in Nursing 185
Ch. 21 Toward a New View of Science: Implications for Nursing Research 191
Ch. 22 A Multiparadigm Approach to Nursing 201
Ch. 23 Toward a Complementary Perspective on Worldviews 213
Ch. 24 Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing 221
Ch. 25 Nursing Epistemology: Traditions, Insights, Questions 229
Ch. 26 'Unknowing': Toward Another Pattern of Knowing in Nursing 239
Ch. 27 Patterns of Knowing: Review, Critique, and Update 247
Ch. 28 From Carper's Patterns of Knowing to Ways of Being: An Ontological Philosophical Shift in Nursing 259
Ch. 29 Unitary Appreciative Inquiry 271
Ch. 30 On Nursing Theories and Evidence 285
Ch. 31 The Discipline of Nursing 293
Ch. 32 Philosophical Sources of Nursing Theory 305
Ch. 33 The Focus of the Discipline of Nursing 315
Ch. 34 Nursing: The Ontology of the Discipline 321
Ch. 35 Nursing as a Practice Rather Than an Art or a Science 329
Ch. 36 Nursing as Means of Governmentality 335
Ch. 37 Nursing Theorizing as an Ethical Endeavor 347
Ch. 38 Integration of Nursing Theory and Nursing Ethics 355
Ch. 39 Caring Knowledge and Informed Moral Passion 365
Ch. 40 Relational Narrative: The Postmodern Turn in Nursing Ethics 375
Ch. 41 Nursing Ethics in an Era of Globalization 387
Ch. 42 Nursing's Syntax Revisited: A Critique of Philosophies Said to Influence Nursing Theories 403
Ch. 43 Postmodernism and Knowledge Development in Nursing 415
Ch. 44 Paradigms Lost, Paradigms Regained: Defending Nursing Against a Single Reading of Postmodernism 423
Ch. 45 Conversation Across Paradigms: Unitary Transformative and Critical Feminist Perspectives 433
Ch. 46 Caring Science and the Science of Unitary Human Beings: A Trans-Theoretical Discourse for Nursing Knowledge Development 449
Unit 4 Nursing Theory and Practice
Ch. 47 The Practitioner as Theorist 465
Ch. 48 Theorizing the Knowledge That Nurses Use in the Conduct of Their Work 473
Ch. 49 Transforming Practice Knowledge into Nursing Knowledge - A Revisionist Analysis of Peplau 485
Ch. 50 Toward an Understanding of Art in Nursing 495
Ch. 51 The Art of Nursing 509
Ch. 52 Practical Nursing Judgment: A Moderate Realist Conception 519
Ch. 53 Bridging the Gulf between Science and Action: The "New Fuzzies" of Neopragmatism 531
Ch. 54 Nursing as Normative Praxis 541
Unit 5 Future Directions for Nursing Theory
Ch. 55 The Unrecognized Paradigm Shift in Nursing: Implications, Problems, and Possibilities 553
Ch. 56 A Treatise on Nursing Knowledge Development for the 21st century: Beyond Postmodernism 561
Ch. 57 Nursing Science and the Space Age 573
Ch. 58 The Pattern that Connects 585
Ch. 59 Middle Range Theory: Spinning Research and Practice to Create Knowledge for the New Millennium 593
Ch. 60 An Integrative Framework for Conceptualizing Clients: A Proposal for a Nursing Perspective in the New Century 605
Ch. 61 Philosophy of Technology and Nursing 613
Ch. 62 What is Nursing Science? 627
Author Index 641
General Index 645
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2008

    As a nurse educator and reseacher this is perhaps the most important book I use!

    I have used the Nicoll book for many years and this updated edition is every bit as useful as any I can find. Over the years I find doctoral programs forget to link History of Philosophy with the classic theory literature in nursing. It is only after I assign key readings from this book that I find students 'get it'!

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