Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application / Edition 5

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application / Edition 5

by Martha Raile Alligood PhD, RN, ANEF
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Elsevier Health Sciences


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Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application / Edition 5

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, 5th Edition covers the development of nursing theory; the application of different nursing theories, models and philosophies; and the expansion of these practices with a look toward the future. This text provides the opportunity for students who have learned the background of nursing theory using the companion title, Nursing Theorists and Their Work, to apply what they have learned to actual nursing practice through various patient scenarios.

• Real-life case history examples
included in application chapters promotes evidence-based practice and further demonstrates how a theory is used in practical situations.
Consistent case history featuring the patient Debbie in every chapter and the nursing plan that follows help you apply philosophies, theories and models presented in the text.
Critical thinking exercises provide a more application-based approach rather than just contemplation of theories presented.
Chapters written by contributors who utilize the work offer a unique approach to using theory in practice.
Nursing metaparadigm discussion illustrates the four center concepts with which the discipline is concerned to help you see the scope of concern for the profession.
Logical organization presents content in three distinct parts.
Glossary offers quick access to key terms throughout the text.

• NEW! Nursing Care sections
demonstrate how theories apply to certain situations and particular types of nurses.
NEW! QSEN competencies throughout the book relate nursing theories to today’s important focus on patient safety and quality improvement.
NEW! Nursing theory timeline helps you place different nursing theories and theorists in history, illustrating the progression of the content.
NEW! Fresh design helps you visually identify the text’s relationship with its Nursing Theorists companion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323091893
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 335,505
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


  1. The Nature of Knowledge Needed for Nursing Practice
  2. Nursing Models: Normal Science for Nursing Practice
  3. Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Critical Thinking Structures
  4. Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Moral Obligations

    Section 1: Nursing Philosophies

  6. Nightingale’s Philosophy in Nursing Practice
  7. Watson’s Philosophy in Nursing Practice
  8. Benner’s Philosophy in Nursing Practice
  9. Section 2: Nursing Models

  10. Johnson’s Behavioral System Model in Nursing Practice
  11. King’s Conceptual System and Theory of Goal Attainment in Nursing Practice
  12. Levine’s Conservation Model in Nursing Practice
  13. Neuman’s Systems Model in Nursing Practice
  14. Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory in Nursing Practice
  15. Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings in Nursing Practice
  16. Roy’s Adaptation Model in Nursing Practice
  17. Section 3: Nursing Theories

  18. Orlando’s Nursing Process Theory in Nursing Practice
  19. Modeling and Role-Modeling Theory in Nursing Practice
  20. Mercer’s Becoming a Mother Theory in Nursing Practice
  21. Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality in Nursing Practice
  22. Parse’s Theory of Human Becoming in Nursing Practice
  23. Newman’s Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness in Nursing Practice

  25. Areas for Further Development of Theory-Based Nursing Practice
  26. Nursing Philosophies, Models, and Theories: A Focus on the Future



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