Theoretical Nursing: Development And Progress

Hardcover | January 6, 2017

byAfaf Ibraham Meleis

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Inspire your students to betheoretical thinkers, innovative advocates, and agents for change.
Focused on cultivating the next generation of scholars, this highly respected classic demystifies theory, charts strategies to use in developing and advancing theory, and provides tools and best practices in evaluating progress in the discipline. Based on the feedback of nursing students, this edition was updated to be more accessible without losing the necessary rigor to foster critical thinking. Meleis provides a developmental and historical review of theoretical nursing and helps readers develop analytic skills and integrate knowledge into a coherent whole. By embarking on the journey of nursing theory, practicing nurses will find ways to improve everyday practice, as well as develop theories that capture their expertise.

Highlights of the Sixth Edition
Key Topics
  • Paradigmsthat influenced nursing thought, such asfeminismandpost-colonialism
  • Nursing Theories,includingneed,interaction, andoutcometheories
  • Social and health care transitionsand their influence on advancing nursing knowledge
  • The most updatedglobal definitions of the discipline of nursingand thefuture of nursing
  • Critical discussions on howdifferent classifications of theoriesmay lead toproductive explorations and explanations of the process of clinical judgment and decision making
Key Features
  • New online journal articles and case studiesgive students an opportunity to apply theory to practice.
  • Chapter-ending Reflective Questionsexpand students' understanding of theory and its impact on nursing today.
  • Separate chapterscoveringMiddle Range TheoryandSituation-Specific Theory. This text is complemented by and frequently used withPeterson & Bredow'sMiddle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research and Practice.
  • A new two-column designthat enhances readability.

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Inspire your students to betheoretical thinkers, innovative advocates, and agents for change.Focused on cultivating the next generation of scholars, this highly respected classic demystifies theory, charts strategies to use in developing and advancing theory, and provides tools and best practices in evaluating progress in the disciplin...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 6, 2017Publisher:Wolters KluwerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060000422

ISBN - 13:9780060000424

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