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Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing (5th Edition)

Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing (5th Edition)
Author: Lorraine Olszewski Walker - Kay Coalson Avant
ISBN 13: 9780132156882
ISBN 10: 132156881
Edition: 5th
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-09-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $109.80

Completely updated in a new 5th edition, this book details the advances that have been made in theory development and demonstrate the continued relevance of theory to nursing practice. Chapters discuss concepts, statement, and theory development with recently published examples of theory strategies, emphasizing concept analytical work. Introductory chapters clarify the relevance of theory to nursing practice, while concluding chapters contain a greater emphasis on how theories can be tested for validity and utility in practice. Features include:

  • Recent theory development work being done by nurses;
  • Emergent philosophical views that reflect increased diversity;
  • International nursing theory development.
  • Updated material through-out
  • Preliminary Notes that engage the reader with a personal voice.