Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing / Edition 3

Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing / Edition 3

by Lorraine Olszewski Walker, Kay C. Avant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0838586880

ISBN-13: 9780838586884

Pub. Date: 08/30/1994

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

The major emphasis of this book is to detail the advances that have been made in theory development and to demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Chapters discuss concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies, emphasizing concept analytical work. Introductory chapters clarify the relevance

Overview

The major emphasis of this book is to detail the advances that have been made in theory development and to demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Chapters discuss concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies, emphasizing concept analytical work. Introductory chapters clarify the relevance of theory to nursing practice, while concluding chapters contain a greater emphasis on how theories can be tested for validity and utility in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838586884
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
08/30/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part IOverview of Theory Development in Nursing1
1Theory Development in Context3
2Introduction to Elements, Approaches, and Strategies of Theory Development25
Part IIConcept Development37
3Concept Synthesis39
4Concept Derivation52
5Concept Analysis63
Part IIIStatement Development85
6Statement Synthesis87
7Statement Derivation109
8Statement Analysis119
Part IVTheory Development133
9Theory Synthesis135
10Theory Derivation148
11Theory Analysis160
Part VPerspectives on Nursing Theory181
12Concept, Statement, and Theory Testing183
13Frontiers of Nursing Theory and Knowledge Development195
Index215

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