Theoretical Nursing: Development and Progress / Edition 4

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Overview

Revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive developmental and historical review of nursing theory. The book offers a contemporary analysis of the evolution of nursing and represents the degree to which many scholars view the focus and mission of nursing as a discipline through the development of its theoretical base.

This text provides a comprehensive developmental and historical review of nursing theory. The book offers a contemporary analysis of the evolution of nursing and represents the degree to which many scholars view the focus and mission of nursing as a discipline through the development of its theoretical base. This revised reprint of the Third Edition has updated material in the chapter on Analysis of Theoretical Writing in Nursing. The chapter on Metatheory and Theory Bibliography has been updated and expanded. Tables and figures have been added to enhance visual understanding of concepts.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This comprehensive review of nursing theory includes both historical and contemporary perspectives about the nature, scope, and mission of nursing care.
Purpose: "The purpose of this fourth edition is to stimulate readers to reflect on what drives their practice, whether it is nursing care, nursing research, nursing education, or nursing administration, and to inspire readers to integrate knowledge into a coherent whole in order to provide clients with quality care. "
Audience: "This book would be appropriate for graduate students as well as nurses who want to base their practices on theory. "
Features: Its 20 chapters are divided into six sections: Our Theoretical Journey, Our Theoretical Heritage, Our Epistemology, Our Pioneers, Our Discipline, and Our Historical Literature. The last chapter provides an extensive historical and current bibliography including video and audiotapes on theory. Feminist thought and assumptions are integrated throughout and chapters are included on middle-range theories and nursing theory in the postmodern age. Reflective questions after each chapter aid readers in thoughtful dialogue and debate about theoretical discourse.
Assessment: "Each new edition of this book adds new and timely information on theory and theory development. It is written in an interesting fashion that engages the reader. I used the third edition when I taught my first master's theory course and was glad to see that one of my favorite chapters, From Can't to Kant, was included in the new edition. This all-inclusive text is very usable as a graduate theory text or a wonderful resource for nursing scholars. The reflective questions at the end of chapters are a rich addition. "
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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN(University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This comprehensive review of nursing theory includes both historical and contemporary perspectives about the nature, scope, and mission of nursing care.
Purpose: "The purpose of this fourth edition is to stimulate readers to reflect on what drives their practice, whether it is nursing care, nursing research, nursing education, or nursing administration, and to inspire readers to integrate knowledge into a coherent whole in order to provide clients with quality care. "
Audience: "This book would be appropriate for graduate students as well as nurses who want to base their practices on theory. "
Features: Its 20 chapters are divided into six sections: Our Theoretical Journey, Our Theoretical Heritage, Our Epistemology, Our Pioneers, Our Discipline, and Our Historical Literature. The last chapter provides an extensive historical and current bibliography including video and audiotapes on theory. Feminist thought and assumptions are integrated throughout and chapters are included on middle-range theories and nursing theory in the postmodern age. Reflective questions after each chapter aid readers in thoughtful dialogue and debate about theoretical discourse.
Assessment: "Each new edition of this book adds new and timely information on theory and theory development. It is written in an interesting fashion that engages the reader. I used the third edition when I taught my first master's theory course and was glad to see that one of my favorite chapters, From Can't to Kant, was included in the new edition. This all-inclusive text is very usable as a graduate theory text or a wonderful resource for nursing scholars. The reflective questions at the end of chapters are a rich addition. "
Frieda M. Holt
This third edition of this book focuses on the development of nursing theory and its historical evolution. It presents the strategies for theory development within the structure of the discipline of nursing. The second edition was published in 1991. The author's purpose is to analyze philosophical assumptions, theoretical methods, and the theoretical threads that have influenced the progress of nursing and development of the discipline. The book serves a very worthy purpose, providing nursing scholars the historical evolution of the discipline as a science. The objectives are fully met. The author developed the book to reflect the theoretical growth in the discipline for nurses' teaching, research, theory development, or clinical practice. The book will be most appreciated by nursing scholars and doctoral students who are pursuing the past, present, or future evolvement of nursing theory. The author is a distinguished expert in nursing theory. Each book is exceptional for its time and each is better than the last. There are no pictures, but tables are adequate to clarify the narrative. It is filled with marvelous references, including classical and current. The reference list for each of the theories presents the most important sources. The book cover is colorful and print type is easy to follow. Formatting and organization are designed to help the serious student identify all the relevant points. The book is another must for the library of every doctoral student and nursing scholar with an interest in theory, research clinical practice foundation, and history. Although it builds directly on previous editions, several new chapters and updating throughout the book render it anexceptionally good buy. I expect it will be required in every doctoral theory course and should be available in libraries and bookstores for other nurses pursuing advanced level content in theory development and its role in structuring our discipline -- past, present, and future.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781736732
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part ONE Our Theoretical Journey 1
CHAPTER 1 POSITIONING FOR THE JOURNEY 3
CHAPTER 2 ON BEING AND BECOMING A SCHOLAR 10
CHAPTER 3 THEORY: METAPHORS, SYMBOLS, DEFINITIONS 29

Part TWO Our Theoretical Heritage 51
CHAPTER 4 FROM CAN'T TO KANT: BARRIERS AND FORCES TOWARD THEORETICAL THINKING 53
CHAPTER 5 ON THE WAY TO THEORETICAL NURSING: STAGES AND MILESTONES 78
CHAPTER 6 NURSING THEORY: MIRROR, MICROSCOPE, OR TELESCOPE 109

Part THREE Our Epistemology 131
CHAPTER 7 THEORY DEVELOPMENT: SOURCES, RESOURCES, AND PARADOXES 133
CHAPTER 8 STRATEGIES FOR CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT 163
CHAPTER 9 STRATEGIES FOR THEORY DEVELOPMENT 186
CHAPTER 10 DEVELOPING MIDDLE RANGE AND SITUATION-SPECIFIC THEORIES: EXEMPLARS 212
CHAPTER 11 A MODEL FOR EVALUATION OF THEORIES: DESCRIPTION, ANALYSIS, CRITIQUE, TESTING, AND SUPPORT 238

Part FOUR Our Pioneers: The Theorists and the Theories 275
CHAPTER 12 ON NURSING CLIENTS 277
CHAPTER 13 ON INTERACTIONS 330
CHAPTER 14 ON HUMAN BEING-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS 390
CHAPTER 15 ON NURSING THERAPEUTICS 411

Part FIVE Our Discipline and Its Structure 451
CHAPTER 16 THE DISCIPLINE OF NURSING: A PERSPECTIVE, A DOMAIN, AND DEFINITIONS 453
CHAPTER 17 OUR SYNTAX: AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL ANALYSIS 486
CHAPTER 18 DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS: THEORIES AND CHALLENGES 515

Part SIX Our Historical Literature 549
CHAPTER 19 HISTORICAL WRITINGS IN THEORY 551
CHAPTER 20 HISTORICAL AND CURRENT THEORY BIBLIOGRAPHY 637

INDEX AUTHOR INDEX 779
SUBJECT INDEX 799

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