Theoretical Basis for Nursing / Edition 4

Theoretical Basis for Nursing / Edition 4

by Melanie McEwen, Evelyn M. Wills
     
 

Designed for one of the core courses taught in all graduate nursing programs, this text is the most contemporary, concise, and readable nursing theory textbook on the market. It presents historical perspectives on the development of nursing theory, assessments of concept and theory development and theory evaluation, middle-range theories, and shared theories from

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Designed for one of the core courses taught in all graduate nursing programs, this text is the most contemporary, concise, and readable nursing theory textbook on the market. It presents historical perspectives on the development of nursing theory, assessments of concept and theory development and theory evaluation, middle-range theories, and shared theories from other disciplines in the sociologic, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, focusing on the application of theory. Learning features found throughout the text include case studies and end-of-chapter summaries that help to reinforce essential concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451190311
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/06/2014
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
50,908
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

1Philosophy, science, and nursing3
2Overview of theory in nursing24
3Concept development : clarifying meaning of terms50
4Theory development : structuring conceptual relationships in nursing73
5Theory analysis and evaluation95
6Overview of grand nursing theories117
7Grand nursing theories based on human needs132
8Grand nursing theories based on interactive process162
9Grand nursing theories based on unitary process201
10Introduction to middle range nursing theories224
11Overview of selected middle range nursing theories241
12Theories from the sociologic sciences273
13Theories from the behavioral sciences300
14Theories from the biomedical sciences328
15Theories, models, and frameworks from administration and management353
16Learning theories381
17Application of theory in nursing practice411
18Application of theory in nursing research434
19Application of theory in nursing administration and management457
20Application of theory in nursing education487
21Future issues in nursing theory508

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