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Nursing Theories
A Framework for Professional Practice

Author(s): Kathleen Masters, RN, DNS, University of Southern Mississippi, College of Nursing, Mississippi
  • ISBN-13: 9781449626013
  • Product With Access Code    480 pages      © 2012
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Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice examines the work of select nurse theorists and popular nursing theories, teaching students both to understand and apply theories in nursing practice. Broken into five comprehensive sections, the text opens with a general overview of nursing theory and application before providing a more in-depth analysis of the major and middle range theories of nursing. A comprehensive Companion Website provides learning activities and study aids.

Features & Benefits

Examples from the literature and case studies illustrate how to apply theory to practice, including:

  • Environmental Model
  • Theory of Transpersonal Caring
  • Behavioral System Model
  • Roy Adaptation Model
  • Theory of Interpersonal Relations
  • Theory of Human Becoming
  • Nursing Process Theory
  • Self-Transcendence Theory

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Perfect for nursing students and practicing nurses, Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice is the cornerstone of a complete teaching and learning system. Authoritative content from the text has been supplemented with a host of online resources that expose readers to theories in a manner that is uncomplicated and practical:

  • Chapter objectives
  • Key terms
  • Case studies
  • Chapter summaries
  • Critical thinking questions
  • Pull quotes

Applicable Courses

Undergraduate nursing courses focusing on nursing theory and research

I  Theoretical Nursing Knowledge as the Framework for Practice
  1  Introduction to Theoretical Nursing Knowledge
  2  Nursing Theory as a Framework for Professional Practice
II  Philosophies of Nursing
  3  Environmental Model: Florence Nightingale
  4  Definitions and Components of Nursing: Virginia Henderson
  5  Theory of Transpersonal Caring: Jean Watson
  6  Clinical Wisdom in Nursing Practice: Patricia Benner
III  Conceptual Models
  7  Behavioral System Model: Dorothy Johnson
  8  Systems Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment: Imogene King
  9  Science of Unitary Human Beings: Martha Rogers
  10  Roy Adaptation Model: Sister Callista Roy
  11  The Neuman Systems Model: Betty Neuman
  12  The Conservation Model: Myra Estrin Levine
  13  Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory: Dorothea Orem
IV  Nursing Theories
  14  Theory of Interpersonal Relations: Hildegard Peplau
  15  Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality: Madeleine Lenininger
  16  Nursing Process Theory: Ida Jean Orlando (Pelletier)
  17  Health as Expanding Consciousness: Margaret Newman
  18  The Health Promotion Model: Nola J. Pender
  19  Theory of Human Becoming: Rosemarie Rizzo Parse
  20  The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice: Anne Boykin and Savina O. Schoenhofer
  21  Modeling and Role-Modeling: Helen C. Erikson, Evelyn M. Tomlin, and Mary Ann P. Swain
V  Middle Range Theories
  22  Parent – Child Interaction Model: Kathryn E. Barnard
  23  Maternal Role Attainment – Becoming a Mother: Ramona T. Mercer
  24  Self-Transcendence Theory: Pamela G. Reed
  25  Theory of Chronic Sorrow: Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke, and Margaret A. Hainsworth
  26  Theory of Caring: Kristen M. Swanson
  27  Theory of Comfort: Katharine Kolcaba
  28  Theory of Bureaucratic Caring: Marilyn Anne Ray
  29  Synergy Model for Patient Care

Kathleen Masters, RN, DNS-University of Southern Mississippi, College of Nursing, Mississippi

Dr. Kathleen Masters is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi where she primarily teaches professional role development and public health nursing courses in the baccalaureate nursing program. Current areas of practice and research are related to patient education and nursing education including the use of simulation in nursing education. Dr. Masters holds an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Northern Kentucky University, a Master of Science degree in Community Health Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.


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ISBN-13: 9781449626013

Discussion Questions
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Nursing Theories Companion Web Site

ISBN-13: 9781449626020

Free with every NEW text! Otherwise, access to this Companion Web site must be purchased separately. 

The Companion Web site follows the chapter topics and offers numerous articles and activities that students can use to reinforce key concepts.

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