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Nursing Theories and Models : Routledge Essentials for Nurses - Hugh McKenna

Nursing Theories and Models

Routledge Essentials for Nurses

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Published: 3rd April 1997
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Nursing theory is a major part of all nursing courses and nurses are encouraged to use theories in practice, but it is not always easy for the student to make a real connection between the two. Drawing on many years' experience of teaching and research, Hugh McKenna addresses the theory needs of both students and qualified staff. He demystifies the confusing terminology associated with nursing theory and shows how all nurses can build theory from practice through reflection and analysis. This text offers step-by-step guidelines on:
* how to analyse concepts
* how to generate and select theory
* how to apply and test theory in practice.
Written in a friendly, easy to read style, Nursing Theories and Models puts forward realistic strategies for bridging the theory-practice gap.

Introductionp. ix
The Trouble with Terminologyp. 1
Ways of Knowingp. 24
Building Theory through Concept Analysisp. 55
Introduction to Nursing Theoriesp. 85
Choosing a Theory for Practicep. 127
Applying Theories in Practicep. 158
Theory and Research: The Relationshipp. 190
Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theoryp. 222
Appendixp. 241
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780415142229
ISBN-10: 0415142229
Series: Routledge Essentials for Nurses
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 3rd April 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1