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Models, Theories and Concepts : Advanced Nursing Series - James P. Smith

Models, Theories and Concepts

Advanced Nursing Series

Paperback

Published: 6th June 1994
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The Advanced Nursing Series has been prepared in response to an increasing demand for access to information published in Journal of Advanced Nursing. In planning the series, the needs of practitioners and students were examined in detail. The result is an influential and innovative series of books that adopt a thematic approach, bringing together specially selected papers which have been updated where appropriate by the original authors. These have been edited by Professor James Smith and cover a wide range of specialities which are representative of international nursing, midwifery and health visiting.
Models, Theories and Concepts, the first in the series, presents a wide range of nursing models and their effectiveness when applied to practice. International authorities in their specialist fields consider the gaps between theory and practice, as well as the evaluation of a selection of models and emerging theories. There is discussion of both moral and practical concepts, in addition to chapters on restructuring and development of nursing knowledge. A large variety of areas is covered, including weight loss, care of the elderly, contraception and psychiatry.

Introduction; Problems with paradigms in a caring profession; Concepts, analysis and the development of nursing knowledge - the evolutionary cycle; Restructuring - an emerging theory on the process of losing weight; Benevolence, a central moral concept derived from a grounded theory study of nursing decision making in psychiatric settings; Mid-range theory building and the nursing theory-practice gap - a respite care case study; Toward a theory of touch - the touching process and acquiring a touching style; Can combined oral contraceptives be made more effective by means of a nursing care model?; Advice concerning breastfeeding from mothers of infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit - the Roy adaptation model as a conceptual structure; Mitral valve prolapse and its effects - a programme of inquiry within Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing; The Betty Neuman Systems Model applied to practice - a client with multiple sclerosis; The ageing family in crisis - assessment and decision-making models; The evaluation of the Johnson Behavioural System Model of Nursing; Index

ISBN: 9780632038657
ISBN-10: 0632038659
Series: Advanced Nursing Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 6th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 17.37  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1