This new introductory theory book addresses the underlying information needed to understand theory and apply it to practice. Based on the author's extensive survey of current Master's Degree programs, the text is designed to fully meet the needs of students. Content includes the history of the development of nursing science and theory; an introduction to the analysis and evaluation of a theory; concept and theory development; application of middle range and practice theories; and an overview of the grand nursing theories. Special features include chapter opening case studies and learning activities.
Table of Contents
Unit I: Introduction to Theory 1: Philosophy, Science, and Nursing 2: Overview of Theory in Nursing 3: Concept Development: Clarifying Meaning of Terms 4: Theory Development: Structuring Conceptual Relationships in Nursing 5: Theory Analysis and Evaluation Unit II: Nursing Theories 6: Overview of Grand Nursing Theories 7: Grand Nursing Theories Based on Human Needs 8: Grand Nursing Theories Based on Interactive Process 9: Grand Nursing Theories Based on Unitary Process 10: Middle-Range Nursing Theories Unit III: Borrowed Theories Used by Nurses 11: Theories from the Sociological Sciences 12: Theories from the Behavioral Sciences 13: Theories from the Biomedical Sciences 14: Theories, Models, and Frameworks from Administration and Management 15: Learning Theories Unit IV: Application of Theory in Nursing 16: Application of Theory in Nursing Practice 17: Application of Theory in Nursing Research 18: Application of Theory in Nursing Administration and Management 19: Application of Theory in Nursing Education 20: Future Issues in Nursing Theory Inde