Nursing Theorists and Their Work - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition
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Nursing Theorists and Their Work - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition


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.

      UNIT I:


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

        • History and Philosophy of Science

        • Theory Development Process

        • The Structure of Specialized Nursing Knowledge

        • Nursing Theorists of Historical Significance


        • Florence Nightingale: Modern Nursing

        • Jean Watson: Watson’s Philosophy and Theory of Transpersonal 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


        • Myra Estrin Levine: The Conservation Model

        • Martha E. Rogers: Unitary Human Beings

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

        • Imogene M. King: Conceptual System and Middle Range Theory of Goal Attainment

        • Betty Neuman: Systems Model

        • Sister Callista Roy: Adaptation Model

        • Dorothy Johnson: Behavioral System Model


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

        • Afaf Ibrahim Meleis: Transitions Theory NEW!

        • Nola J. Pender: Health Promotion Model

        • Madeline M. Leininger: Culture Care Theory of Diversity and Universality

        • Margaret A. Newman: Health as Expanding Consciousness

        • Rosemarie Rizzo Parse: Humanbecoming

        • Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin, Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role-Modeling

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


        • Ramona T. Mercer: Maternal Role Attainment: Becoming a Mother

        • Merle Mishel: Uncertainty in Illness Theory

        • 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: The 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


        • 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


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