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Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research: Fourth Edition / Edition 4

Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research: Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Bethel Ann Powers, Thomas Knapp


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Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research: Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Praise for the previous edition:

This reference is valuable to scholars at all levels of nursing and is especially useful to researchers. . . . With this volume at hand consumers of research and theory will learn more easily and quickly.

Molly (Mickey) Dougherty, PhD, RN
Professor of Nursing, University of North Carolina
Editor, Nursing Research

What distinguishes this Dictionary from others are its attention to the diversity in inquiry and distinctively nursing 'takes' on key concepts in theory and research. This Dictionary will be a welcome addition to the libraries of both new and experienced researchers."

Margarete Sandelowski
Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The fourth edition of this classic dictionary for understanding traditional and new concepts in nursing theory and research encompasses the considerable changes that have occurred in the clinical health sciences since the previous edition was published. It includes updates and new references for entries from the previous edition, and information related to developing areas of research and practice. New content that reflects nursing priorities in research and theory development in the current interprofessional health care environment is featured. This book remains an invaluable reference for nursing students, researchers, theoreticians, and scholars.

Key features:

  • Includes new and updated entries on developing national and international research trends, such as translational research, implementation science, and comparative effectiveness research
  • Contains content related to high-priority research areas, such as biological and biobehavioral research, outcomes research, health services research, and participatory models of research
  • Presents cross-references and citations from relevant multinational nursing and interdisciplinary literature sources
  • Incorporates information based on the scrutiny of students and faculty to ensure utmost clarity

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826106650
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/10/2010
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bethel Ann Powers RN, PhD, FSAA, FGSA is Professor of Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Dr. Powers received a BS degree in nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia and MS in nursing as well as PhD in anthropology degrees from the University of Rochester. Her program of research is focused on care of older adults and their family caregivers in different settings using a variety of approaches - qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. She publishes in nursing and interdisciplinary journals; received an AJN Book of the Year Award for her 2003 Springer publication, Nursing Home Ethics: Everyday Issues Affecting Residents with Dementia; is on the Journal of Gerontological Nursingeditorial advisory board; and is a reviewer for multiple nursing and interdisciplinary journals in her specialty areas.

Thomas R. Knapp, EdD, FAAN is Professor Emeritus of Education and Nursing at the University of Rochester and The Ohio State University. He received his EdD from Harvard University. His specialty is research methodology (statistics, measurement, design).Dr. Knapp has published several books and numerous articles on reliability and validity and other methodological topics in education and nursing, some of which are now accessible free of charge on his website He also served for many years as a referee for research journals in education and nursing.

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