Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research: 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research: 3rd Edition / Edition 3

ISBN-10:
0826117740
ISBN-13:
9780826117748
Pub. Date:
07/28/2005
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company

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Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research: 3rd Edition / Edition 3

An essential reference, particularly for students who encounter nursing theory and research courses in their educational programs....In her foreword...Afaf Meleis states that it is the answer to a graduate student's prayers. I would certainly agree, and I would add that experienced researchers and theoreticians can use it as a handy reference for day-to-day scholarly activities."--Nursing Education Perspectives

Updated terminology and the addition of many new terms with examples and references that reflect current nursing practice make this third edition of the Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research a valuable accompaniment to the nursing student's or practitioner nurse's bookshelf. With the inclusion of research, theory, statistical, and epidemiologic definitions, as well as cross-reference notes at the end of each entry, this compilation is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date nursing dictionaries available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826117748
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Thomas R. Knapp, EdD, 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 articles on reliability and validity and other methodological topics, some of which are now accessible free of charge on his website www.tomswebpage.net. He also served for many years as a referee for research journals in education and nursing.

Bethel Ann Powers, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Clinical Research on Aging at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Dr. Powers received a BS degree in nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia and an MS in nursing as well as MA and PhD degrees in anthropology from the University of Rochester. She has received the Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award from The Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and the NYSNA Council on Nursing Research and an Excellence in Nursing Research Award from Epsilon Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society; and she is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology and The Gerontological Society of America.

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"This alphabetical dictionary of terms used in nursing research and nursing theory offers clear definitions--often in

multiple paragraphs and sometimes ending with an example that further demonstrates the meaning of the term Cross-references

are printed in boldface after the definitions with references that will lead the serious reader to delve more deeply into

contextual use of the terms and concepts."---CHOICE February 2006

"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 Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"This alphabetical dictionary of terms used in nursing research and nursing theory

offers clear definitions-often in multiple paragraphs and sometimes ending with an

example that further demonstrates the meaning of the term. Cross-references are printed

in boldface after the definitions. Powers (emer., Univ. of Rochester) and Knapp (Univ. of

Rochester/Ohio State Univ.) offer descriptive definitions with references that will lead

the serious reader to delve more deeply into the contextual use of the terms and

concepts. Given the accolades for the second edition(1995), it might be expected that the

definitions would rely on older references. Instead, the majority of the 17 pages of

references supporting the text take readers to publications newer than 1995, with a

significant number being as recent as 2004. The work, therefore, is unlikely to become

outdated for many years to come. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All Libraries

that support nurses' education and research at the lower-level undergraduate level and

above."-K. Bradley. Bellevue Community College---CHOICE February 2006

What People are Saying About This

Margarete Sandelowski

Margarete Sandelowski, Cary C. Boshamer Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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.

From the Publisher

"This dictionary is probably the answer to the prayers of graduate students in many corners of the world. It is an urgently and much needed text that will complement all theory and research books....This book represents an important milestone in the language of nursing knowledge."
-Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (HON), FAAN, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

"This reference is valuable to scholars at all levels of nursing and is especially useful to researchers. Explanatory notes to guide the reader increase ease of use. The terms on philosophy and theory integrate qualitative and quantitative approaches to inquiry by covering the use terms by various authors. The range of terms is extensive and the value of many entries is enhanced by comments that place the term in historical context. Yet, the entries are succinct and clearly written. With this volume at hand consumers of research and theory will learn more easily and quickly."
---Molly (Mickey) Dougherty, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing, U. of N. 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 Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"The exceptional readabiliity and convenient size of this dictionary make it a wonderful companion to any nurse seeking to demystify the phenomena of nursing theory and research."--Nursing Research (review of previous edition)

An excellent collection of information essential to all nurses, not only those involved in research but also practicing nurses interested in innovation and change. Students at all academic levels will find it particularly useful. The definitions of terms are clear and accurate and the range of topics is comprehensive, with frequent cross-referencing and citations given from relevant literature."--Nursing Times (From a previous edition)

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