Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 7th Edition

Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 7th Edition


The most comprehensive of its kind, this classic resource in the field of nursing theory provides an in-depth look at 49 theorists of historical, international, and significant importance. Each chapter features a clear, consistent presentation of a key nursing philosophy or theory. Case studies and critical thinking activities help bridge the gap between theory and application.

      • A case study at the end of each theorist chapter puts the theory into a larger perspective, helping you understand how the information can be applied to practice.

        • A Major Concepts & Definitions box in each theorist chapter outlines and summarizes the theory’s most significant ideas and clarifies content-specific vocabulary.

          • Each theorist chapter concludes with an extensive bibliography outlining numerous primary and secondary sources of information ideal for research projects.

            • Critical Thinking Activities at the end of each theorist chapter challenge you to process the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical practice situations.

              • Introductory chapters provide you with a strong foundation in 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.

                  • Each theorist chapter is written by a scholar specializing in that particular theorist’s work — often an individual who has worked closely with the theorist.

                    • Most chapters have been reviewed and edited by the theorist for currency and accuracy, further validating the accounts set forth in the text.

                      • Theorist birth (and if applicable, death) dates help you place each individual into a time context.

                          • A new chapter introduces the theorist Afaf Meleis and covers her Transition Theory that has helped shape the theoretical development of nursing.

                            • Points for further study at the end of each chapter direct you to assets available for additional information.

                              • Need to know information is highlighted in at-a-glance summary boxes throughout to help you quickly review key concepts.

                                • Personal quotes from the theorists help you gain insight and make each complex theory more memorable.

                                  • Updated references include only published works to ensure accuracy and credibility.

                                  UNIT I. EVOLUTION OF NURSING THEORIES

                                    • Introduction to Nursing Theory: Its History, Significance and Analysis

                                    • History and Philosophy of Science

                                    • Logical Reasoning

                                    • Theory Development Process

                                    • Theorists of Historical Significance

                                    Hildegard E. Peplau * Faye Glenn Abdellah * Ernestine Wiedenbach * Lydia Hall * Virginia Henderson * Joyce Travelbee * Kathryn E. Barnard * Evelyn Adam * Nancy Roper, Winifred W. Logan, and Alison J. Tierney *Ida Jean (Orlando) Pelletier

                                    UNIT II. PHILOSOPHIES

                                    • Nightingale—Modern Nursing

                                    • Jean Watson—Philosophy and Science of Caring

                                    • Marilyn Anne Ray: Theory of Bureaucratic Caring

                                    • Patricia Benner: Caring, Clinical Wisdom, and Ethics in Nursing Practice

                                    • Kari Martinsen: Philosophy of Caring

                                    • Katie Eriksson: Theory of Caritative Caring

                                    UNIT III. NURSING MODELS

                                    • Myra Estrin Levine—The Conservation Model

                                    • Martha Rogers—Unitary Human Beings

                                    • Dorothea E. Orem—Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing

                                    • Imogene King—Interacting Systems Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment

                                    • Betty Newman—Systems Model

                                    • Sr. Callista Roy—Adaptation Model

                                    • Dorothy Johnson—Behavioral Systems Model

                                    UNIT IV. NURSING THEORIES

                                    • Anne Boykin and Savina O. Schoenhofer: The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice

                                    • Afaf Meleis: Transition Theory —NEW!

                                    • Nola Pender—Health Promotion

                                    • Madeline Leininger—Culture Care: Diversity and Universality Theory

                                    • Margaret Newman—Health as Expanding Consciousness

                                    • Rosemarie Rizzo Parse—Human Becoming

                                    • Helen Erickson, Evelyn Tomlin, Mary Ann Swain Modeling and Role

                                    • Gladys L. Husted and James H. Husted: Symphonological Bioethical Theory

                                    UNIT V. MIDDLE RANGE THEORIES

                                    • Ramona Mercer—Maternal Role Attainment

                                    • Merle Mishel—Uncertainty in Illness

                                    • Pamela G. Reed: Self-Transcendence Theory

                                    • Carolyn L. Wiener and Marilyn J. Dodd: Theory of Illness Trajectory

                                    • Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke, and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of Chronic Sorrow

                                    • Phil Barker: Tidal Model of Mental Health Recovery

                                    • Katherine Kolcaba—Theory of Comfort

                                    • Cheryl Tatano Beck: Postpartum Depression Theory

                                    • Kristen M. Swanson: Theory of Caring

                                    • Cornelia M. Ruland and Shirley M. Moore: Peaceful End of Life Theory

                                    UNIT VI. FUTURE OF NURSING THEORY

                                    • State of the Art and Science of Nursing Theory
                                    Martha Raile Alligood, PhD, RN, ANEF, Professor and Director, PhD program, College of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA and Ann Marriner Tomey, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus (Retired), College of Nursing, Health and Human Services, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, USA


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