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Theoretical Nursing Development & Progress

Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

Published by Lippincott Willimas & Wilkins | Language - English | Binding - Hard Bound

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Revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive developmental and historical review of nursing theory. The book offers a contemporary analysis of the evolution of nursing and represents the degree to which many scholars view the focus and mission of nursing as a discipline through the development of its theoretical base.

Frieda M. Holt

This third edition of this book focuses on the development of nursing theory and its historical evolution. It presents the strategies for theory development within the structure of the discipline of nursing. The second edition was published in 1991. The author's purpose is to analyze philosophical assumptions, theoretical methods, and the theoretical threads that have influenced the progress of nursing and development of the discipline. The book serves a very worthy purpose, providing nursing scholars the historical evolution of the discipline as a science. The objectives are fully met. The author developed the book to reflect the theoretical growth in the discipline for nurses' teaching, research, theory development, or clinical practice. The book will be most appreciated by nursing scholars and doctoral students who are pursuing the past, present, or future evolvement of nursing theory. The author is a distinguished expert in nursing theory. Each book is exceptional for its time and each is better than the last. There are no pictures, but tables are adequate to clarify the narrative. It is filled with marvelous references, including classical and current. The reference list for each of the theories presents the most important sources. The book cover is colorful and print type is easy to follow. Formatting and organization are designed to help the serious student identify all the relevant points. The book is another must for the library of every doctoral student and nursing scholar with an interest in theory, research clinical practice foundation, and history. Although it builds directly on previous editions, several new chapters and updating throughout the book render it anexceptionally good buy. I expect it will be required in every doctoral theory course and should be available in libraries and bookstores for other nurses pursuing advanced level content in theory development and its role in structuring our discipline -- past, present, and future.

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Meleis, Afaf Ibrahim, RN, PhD, FAAN (UCSF)

Table Of Contents:

Ch. 1Positioning for the journey3Ch. 2On being and becoming a scholar10Ch. 3Theory : metaphors, symbols, definitions29Ch. 4From can't to Kant : barriers and forces toward theoretical thinking53Ch. 5On the way to theoretical nursing : stages and milestones78Ch. 6Nursing theory : mirror, microscope, or telescope109Ch. 7Theory development : sources, resources, and paradoxes133Ch. 8Strategies for concept development163Ch. 9Strategies for theory development186Ch. 10Developing middle range and situation-specific theories : exemplars212Ch. 11A model for evaluation of theories : description, analysis, critique, testing, and support238Ch. 12On nursing clients277Ch. 13On interactions330Ch. 14On human being-environment interactions390Ch. 15On nursing therapeutics411Ch. 16The discipline of nursing : a perspective, a domain, and definitions453Ch. 17Our syntax : an epistemological analysis486Ch. 18Development and progress : theories and challenges515Ch. 19Historical writings in theory551Ch. 20Historical and current theory bibliography637


Book: Theoretical Nursing Development & Progress
ISBN-13: 9780781757676
Product Code EBK0122180
Binding: Hard Bound
Publishing Date: 2004
Publisher: Lippincott Willimas & Wilkins
Language: English

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