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This classic work on the construction of nursing theory reflects the tremendous growth in nursing theory in the past 15 years. As in its first edition, the book provides conceptual tools for understanding the world of nursing in theoretical terms. It grapples with the question: Why is nursing concerned with theroy? The purpose of the book is to understand how conceptualizations and theoretical statements are developed and refined in nursing. Coverage includes basic terminology in theoretical thinking, principles of conceptual analysis, presentation of conceptual domains in nursing, and a systematic framework for theoretical analysis. Graduate students will find this a core resource.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Preface to the Revised Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition
• Terminology in Theoretical Thinking
• Conceptual Domains in Nursing: A Framework for Theoretical Analysis
• Theoretical Analysis of Phenomena in the Domain of Client
• Theorectical Analysis of Phenomena in the Client-Nurse Domain
• Theoretical Analysis of Phenomena in the Practice Domain of Nursing
• Theoretical Analysis of Phenomena in the Domain of Environment
• Theory Development in Nursing
• Concluding Remarks: Issues in Theoretical Development in Nursing