Theory-Directed Nursing Practice: Second Edition / Edition 2

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The second edition of this popular textbook continues to demonstrate the application of theory to nursing practice, presenting a clear strategy for choosing and applying specific theories to specific clinical situations.

Each chapter follows a common format: a case is presented, along with several possible theories that might be applied to it. Each theory includes a concise description, with references and recommended readings for those who want more in-depth coverage. Finally one theory is selected for each case and is described in detail, ultimately creating a nursing care plan, with support from the theory. In all, nearly 10 middle-range theories are presented.

New to this edition is a selection in each chapter about research supporting the theories discussed. In recognition that a case study format can not encompass all practice circumstances, the final chapter provides the framework for using the strategy in any clinical situation.

Discusses Beck's cognitive theor. of depression, Bowen's family theory, Lazarus' theory of coping, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book discusses middle-range theories relevant to nursing practice. Research support for these theories is included in this second edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to demonstrate the application of theory to nursing practice. This is a useful objective, since the focus of nursing is to have theory-directed practice. The editor has met this goal.
Audience: The target audience includes those in graduate level nursing programs. This book would be very useful for discussion of theories related to nursing practice. The editor and contributors are directly involved in the specific theories covered and, therefore, the level of expertise is high.
Features: Nine middle-range theories are discussed using a case study approach. For each theory, a clinical vignette is presented, possible theories are proposed and contrasted, and one theory is chosen for application and identification of nursing interventions. A summary of research related to the each theory is presented.
Assessment: This book will be useful to the target audience. The need to understand theory-based practice is essential to achieving the goal of improved patient care. This edition is needed to incorporate the latest research related to the theories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826176325
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/26/2005
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,495,377
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Shirley Melat Ziegler, PhD, RN, received a BSNEd in psychiatric-mental health nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in psychiatric-mental health nursing from New York University, and a PhD in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a professor in the College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, where she taught advanced psychiatric-mental health nursing, as well as various theory and research courses at the graduate level, for twenty years. She had also held teaching positions at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (University of Pittsburgh), Illinois Wesleyan University, Pennsylvania State University, and Edinboro State University. She is the senior author of the text Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Process, and Nursing Knowledge: Avenues to Autonomy.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
• Introduction to Theory-Directed Nursing Practice, Shirley Melat Ziegler
• Aguilera’s Theory of Crisis Intervention, Terry L. Jones
• Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, Shirley Melat Ziegler, Wilda K. Arnold, Susan Chaney, Lois Hough, Oneida Hughes, Rose Nieswiadomy, Gail Walden Watson
• Beck’s Cognitive Theory of Depression, Shirley Melat Ziegler
• Bowen’s Family Theory, Wilda K. Arnold, Rose Nieswiadomy, Gail Walden Watson
• Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development, Caryl E. Mobley & Judy Johnson-Russell
• Lazarus’ Theory of Coping, Kathleen M. Baldwin
• Peplau’s Theory With an Emphasis on Anxiety, Wilda K. Arnold & Rose Nieswiadomy
• Lewin’s Field Theory with Emphasis on Change, Susan Chaney & Lois Hough
• Thomas’ Conflict Theory, Lois Hough & Susan Chaney
• Strategy for Theory-Directed Nursing Practice, Shirley Melat Ziegler
Appendix A: Glossary of Nursing Process Terms
Appendix B: Glossary of Theory Terms
Appendix C: Rationale for the Level of Theory and Specific Theories Selected
Author Index
Subject Index

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