Nursing Theories and Nursing PracticePresents 25 major theories written by the original theorists or eminent scholars to help students understand the interrelationship between nursing theories and nursing practice. Covers the middle range theories and practice models that define the best outcomes and links theory to clinical practice. Addresses how to implement theory-based practice. Explores the historical and contemporary theories that are the foundation of nursing practice today. Features in-depth coverage of the development of the theories that guide nursing practice.
Call Number: RT84.5 .N8793 2020
Theoretical Basis for Nursing by Evelyn M. WillsEnhance clinical practice with a clear understanding of nursing theory. Access the essential information you need to understand and apply theory in practice, research, education, and administration/management. The most concise and contemporary nursing theory resource available, Theoretical Basis for Nursing, 5th Edition, clarifies the application of theory and helps you become a more confident, well-rounded nurse. This acclaimed text is extensively researched and easy to read, giving you an engaging, approachable guide to developing, analyzing, and evaluating theory in your nursing career. NEW Ethical Theories and Principles chapter familiarizes you with emerging trends in evidence-based, clinically ethical practice. NEW higher education boxes outline important connections with AACN's "Essentials of Master's Education" and "Essentials of Doctoral Education" to help you advance your nursing career prospects through additional education. Link to Practice boxes provide concrete examples of how theory guides nursing practice. Case Studies help you apply specific content to common scenarios encountered in everyday practice. Learning Activities test your understanding of key concepts. Chapter Summaries and Key Points recap important chapter content at a glance. Online Literature Assessment Activity and case studies challenge you to think critically about textbook content.
Call Number: RT84.5 .T36 2019
Nursing Theorists and Their Work by Martha Raile AlligoodA classic text is back with fresh, comprehensive nursing theories, critiques, and philosophies. Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 9th Edition provides you with an in-depth look at 39 theorists of historical, international, and significant importance. This new edition has been updated with an improved writing style, added case studies, critical thinking activities, and in-depth objective critiques of nursing theories that help bridge the gap between theory and application. In addition, the six levels of abstraction (philosophy, conceptual models, grand theory, theory, middle-range theory, and future of nursing theory) are graphically depicted throughout the book to help you understand the context of the various theories. 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. 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. Critical Thinking Activities at the end of each theorist chapter help you process the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical practice situations. Diagrams for theories help you visualize and better understand inherently abstract concepts. A Brief Summary in each theorist chapter helps you review for tests and confirm their comprehension. A Major Concepts & Definitions box included in each theorist chapter outlines the theory's most significant ideas and clarifies content-specific vocabulary. Points for Further Study at the end of each chapter directs you to assets available for additional information. Quotes from the theorist make each complex theory more memorable. An extensive bibliography at the conclusion of each theorist chapter outlines numerous primary and secondary sources of information for further study. NEW! Improved writing style and increased use of subheadings make the narrative more concise, direct, and accessible. NEW! Updated research and findings incorporate new content along with more examples and clinical correlations. NEW! History of Nursing Science chapter emphasizes nursing science updates UNIQUE! Graphical depiction of the six levels of abstraction (philosophy, conceptual models, grand theory, theory, middle-range theory, and future of nursing theory) helps you to understand the context of the various theories.
Call Number: RT84.5 .N9 2018
Theoretical Nursing: development and progress by Afaf Ibrahim MeleisInspire your students to be theoretical thinkers, innovative advocates, and agents for change. Focused on cultivating the next generation of scholars, this highly respected classic demystifies theory, charts strategies to use in developing and advancing theory, and provides tools and best practices in evaluating progress in the discipline. Based on the feedback of nursing students, this edition was updated to be more accessible without losing the necessary rigor to foster critical thinking. Meleis provides a developmental and historical review of theoretical nursing and helps readers develop analytic skills and integrate knowledge into a coherent whole. By embarking on the journey of nursing theory, practicing nurses will find ways to improve everyday practice, as well as develop theories that capture their expertise. Highlights of the Sixth Edition Key Topics - Paradigms that influenced nursing thought, such as feminism and post-colonialism - Nursing Theories, including need, interaction, and outcome theories - Social and health care transitions and their influence on advancing nursing knowledge - The most updated global definitions of the discipline of nursing and the future of nursing - Critical discussions on how different classifications of theories may lead to productive explorations and explanations of the process of clinical judgment and decision making Key Features - New online journal articles and case studies give students an opportunity to apply theory to practice. - Chapter-ending Reflective Questions expand students,, understanding of theory and its impact on nursing today. - Separate chapters covering Middle Range Theory and Situation-Specific Theory. This text is complemented by and frequently used with Peterson & Bredow,,s Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research and Practice. - A new two-column design that enhances readability.