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Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice (6th Edition)

Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice (6th Edition)
Author: Julia B. George
ISBN 13: 9780135135839
ISBN 10: 135135834
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-03-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 704
List Price: $98.20

Completely updated in a new edition, Nursing Theories 6/e incoporates the latest theories and research methods in nursing today. Designed as a tool to help nurses apply concepts and theories to practice, this book considers the ideas of well-known nursing theorists and relates the work of each tot he nursing process. Chapters are organized to relate the theorist's work to the nursing metaparadigm, the nursing process, characteristics of a theory, and strengths and limitations of the theory. Some key features include:

  • Quanitiative and qualitative research methods in each chapter.

  • An emphasis on the use of nursing theory in clinical practice.

  • Chapters on the work of Artinian and Conger, as well as the introduction of an interdisciplinary model.

For nursing professionals.


Concentrating on the application of theory to contemporary clinical practice this book looks at the work of about 20 theorists and relates it to nursing practices, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each. Among the theorists discussed are Nightingale, Peplau, Henderson, Hall, Orem, Abdellah, Orlando, Wiedenbach, Levine, Rogers, Roy, Neuman, Zderad, Watson, Parse, Tomlin, Leininger, Newman, and Schoenhofer. Contributors include nurses and professors of nursing from around the United States. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)