Nursing Theorists and Their Work - E-Book

Nursing Theorists and Their Work - E-Book

by Martha Raile Alligood PhD, RN, ANEF

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The most comprehensive of its kind, Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 8th Edition provides an in-depth look at 39 theorists of historical, international, and significant importance. Each chapter features a clear, consistent presentation of a key nursing philosophy or theory. Case studies, critical thinking activities, and in-depth objective critiques of nursing theories help bridge the gap between theory and application.

  • Critical Thinking Activities at the end of each theorist chapter help you to process the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical practice situations.
  • A case study at the end of each theorist chapter puts the theory into a larger perspective, demonstrating how it can be applied to practice.
  • A Brief Summary in each theorist chapter helps you review for tests and confirm your comprehension.
  • A Major Concepts&Definitions box included in each theorist chapter outlines the theory’s most significant ideas and clarifies content-specific vocabulary.
  • Each theorist chapter is written by a scholar specializing in that particular theorist’s work, often having worked closely with the theorists, to provide the most accurate and complete information possible.
  • Beginning chapters provide a strong foundation on the history and philosophy of science, logical reasoning, and the theory development process.
  • Diagrams for theories help you visualize and better understand inherently abstract concepts.
  • Pictures of theorists, as well as a listing of contact information for each individual, enables you to contact the source of information directly.
  • Theorist chapters have been reviewed and edited by the theorist, validating the accounts set forth in the text for currency and accuracy.
  • An extensive bibliography at the conclusion of each theorist chapter outlines numerous primary and secondary sources of information, ideal for both undergraduate and graduate research projects.
  • NEW! Quotes from the theorist make each complex theory more memorable.
  • NEW! Chapter on Afaf Meleis profiles a theorist who has shaped theoretical development in nursing and explores her "transition theory."
  • NEW! Need to Know Information is highlighted to streamline long, complex passages and help you review key concepts.
  • NEW! Points for Further Study at the end of each chapter direct you to assets available for additional information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323292917
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/27/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 768
File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents



  1. Introduction to Nursing Theory: Its History, Significance, and Analysis
  2. History and Philosophy of Science
  3. Theory Development Process
  4. The Structure of Specialized Nursing Knowledge
  5. Nursing Theorists of Historical Significance

  7. Florence Nightingale: Modern Nursing
  8. Jean Watson: Watson’s Philosophy and Theory of Transpersonal Caring
  9. Marilyn Anne Ray: Theory of Bureaucratic Caring
  10. Patricia Benner: Caring, Clinical Wisdom, and Ethics in Nursing Practice
  11. Kari Martinsen: Philosophy of Caring
  12. Katie Eriksson: Theory of Caritative Caring

  14. Myra Estrin Levine: The Conservation Model
  15. Martha E. Rogers: Unitary Human Beings
  16. Dorothea E. Orem: Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing
  17. Imogene M. King: Conceptual System and Middle Range Theory of Goal Attainment
  18. Betty Neuman: Systems Model
  19. Sister Callista Roy: Adaptation Model
  20. Dorothy Johnson: Behavioral System Model

  22. Anne Boykin and Savina O. Schoenhofer: The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice
  23. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis: Transitions Theory NEW!
  24. Nola J. Pender: Health Promotion Model
  25. Madeline M. Leininger: Culture Care Theory of Diversity and Universality
  26. Margaret A. Newman: Health as Expanding Consciousness
  27. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse: Humanbecoming
  28. Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin, Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role-Modeling
  29. Gladys L. Husted and James H. Husted: Symphonological Bioethical Theory

  31. Ramona T. Mercer: Maternal Role Attainment: Becoming a Mother
  32. Merle Mishel: Uncertainty in Illness Theory
  33. Pamela G. Reed: Self-Transcendence Theory
  34. Carolyn L. Wiener and Marilyn J. Dodd: Theory of Illness Trajectory
  35. Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke, and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of Chronic Sorrow
  36. Phil Barker: The Tidal Model of Mental Health Recovery
  37. Katherine Kolcaba: Theory of Comfort
  38. Cheryl Tatano Beck: Postpartum Depression Theory
  39. Kristen M. Swanson: Theory of Caring
  40. Cornelia M. Ruland and Shirley M. Moore: Peaceful End of Life Theory

  42. State of the Art and Science of Nursing Theory


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