Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing / Edition 2

Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing / Edition 2

by Lorraine Olszewski Walker, Kay C. Avant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838586805

ISBN-13: 9780838586808

Pub. Date: 01/01/1988

Publisher: Appleton & Lange

This book details the advances that have been made in theory development and 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

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This book details the advances that have been made in theory development and 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. Features include: Recent theory development work being done by nurses; Emergent philosophical views that reflect increased diversity; and International nursing theory development. Nursing Professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838586808
Publisher:
Appleton & Lange
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
227

Table of Contents

1Theory development in context3
2Introduction to elements, approaches, and strategies of theory development25
3Concept synthesis39
4Concept derivation52
5Concept analysis63
6Statement synthesis87
7Statement derivation109
8Statement analysis119
9Theory synthesis135
10Theory derivation148
11Theory analysis160
12Concept, statement, and theory testing183
13Frontiers of nursing theory and knowledge development195

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