Designed for one of the core courses taught in all graduate nursing programs, this text is the most contemporary, concise, and readable nursing theory textbook on the market. It presents historical perspectives on the development of nursing theory, assessments of concept and theory development and theory evaluation, middle-range theories, and shared theories from other disciplines in the sociologic, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, focusing on the application of theory. Learning features found throughout the text include case studies and end-of-chapter summaries that help to reinforce essential concepts.
Table of Contents
UNIT I Introduction to Theory CHAPTER 1 Philosophy, Science, and Nursing CHAPTER 2 Overview of Theory in Nursing CHAPTER 3 Concept Development: Clarifying Meaning of Terms CHAPTER 4 Theory Development: Structuring Conceptual Relationships in Nursing CHAPTER 5 Theory Analysis and Evaluation UNIT II Nursing Theories CHAPTER 6 Overview of Grand Nursing Theories CHAPTER 7 Grand Nursing Theories Based on Human Needs CHAPTER 8 Grand Nursing Theories Based on Interactive Process CHAPTER 9 Grand Nursing Theories Based on Unitary Process CHAPTER 10 Introduction to Middle Range Nursing Theories CHAPTER 11 Overview of Selected Middle Range Nursing Theories UNIT III Borrowed Theories Used by Nurses CHAPTER 12 Theories From the Sociologic Sciences CHAPTER 13 Theories From the Behavioral Sciences CHAPTER 14 Theories From the Biomedical Sciences CHAPTER 15 Theories, Models, and Frameworks From Administration and Management CHAPTER 16 Learning Theories UNIT IV Application of Theory in Nursing CHAPTER 17 Application of Theory in Nursing Practice CHAPTER 18 Application of Theory in Nursing Research CHAPTER 19 Application of Theory in Nursing Administration and Management CHAPTER 20 Application of Theory in Nursing Education CHAPTER 21 Future Issues in Nursing Theory