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With a consistent focus on application throughout, Nursing Theory 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. Nursing Theory 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. Features two case history boxes in each chapter: one with a patient named Debbie, whom the reader can follow throughout the book, and another with a patient from a unique cultural or religious perspective. These case histories provide realistic examples of how to apply theory to the clinical side of nursing, as well as show common exceptions to the standard care plans.Includes a unique chapter on Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Moral Obligations, which explores the moral and ethical meaning of nursing practice and specific nursing duties.Logically organized for easier understanding: Conceptualization (history of nursing theory), Application (how to apply theory to practice), and Expansion (how to expand theory-based practice)Gives practical examples of how to apply the theories taught in the companion volume, Nursing Theorists and Their Work.Updated nursing application examples feature realistic scenarios that promote evidence-based practice. Scenarios have been updated using references to current literature and evidence-based clinical research.New information on the benefits and cautions associated with evidence-based practice, including a new discussion of "praxis," a dynamic process where theory and practice come together.Updated critical thinking exercises reflect the role of the nursing professional and advanced nursing practice, encouraging a higher level of thinking regarding the integration of theory and practice.
Table of Contents
The Nature of Knowledge Needed for Nursing Practice
Nursing Models: Normal Science for Nursing Practice
Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Critical Thinking Structures
Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Moral Obligations
Nightingale's Philosophy in Nursing Practice
Watson's Philosophy in Nursing Practice
Benner's Philosophy in Nursing Practice
Johnson's Behavioral System Model in Nursing Practice
King's Conceptual System and Theory of Goal Attainment in Nursing Practice
Levine's Conservation Model in Nursing Practice
Neuman's Systems Model in Nursing Practice
Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory in Nursing Practice
Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings in Nursing Practice
Roy's Adaptation Model in Nursing Practice
Orlando's Nursing Process Theory in Nursing Practice
Modeling and Role-Modeling Theory in Nursing Practice
Mercer's Becoming a Mother Theory in Nursing Practice
Leininger's Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality in Nursing Practice
Parse's Theory of Humanbecoming in Nursing Practice
Newman's Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness in Nursing Practice
Areas for Further Development of Theory-Based Nursing Practice
Nursing Philosophies, Models, and Theories: A Focus on the Future
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