The book Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice is written by Marlaine C. Smith, Marilyn E. Parker. This book offers the perspective that nursing is a professional discipline with a body of knowledge that guides its practice. Nursing theories are an important part of this body of knowledge and, regardless of their complexity or abstraction, they reflect phenomena central to the discipline and should be used by nurses to frame their thinking, action, and being in the world. As guides, nursing theories are practical in nature and facilitate communication with those we serve, as well as with colleagues, students, and other practitioners in health-related services. We hope that this book will enlighten readers about the interrelationship between nursing theory and nursing practice and that this understanding will transform practice to improve the health and quality of life of people who receive nursing care.
This very special book is intended to honor the work of nursing theorists and nurses who use these theories in their daily practice. Our leading nursing theorists have written for this book, or their theories have been described, by nurses who have a thorough understanding of the theorists’ ideas and who have a deep respect for theorists as individuals, nurses, and scholars. Wherever possible, theorists have selected contributing authors to write about their work. Three mid-range theories have been added to this edition of the book, bringing the total number of mid-range theories to twelve. Obviously, it was not possible to include all existing middle-range theories in this volume; however, the expansion of this section illustrates the recent growth in the development of middle-range theories in nursing.
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Overview of Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice
The only nursing research and theory book with primary works by the original theorists! Leading nursing scholars explore the historical and contemporary theories that underlie nursing practice today. The fourth edition of this popular book meets the needs of today’s students with an expanded focus on middle-range theories and practical models that link theory with clinical practice. You will explore their role in the real world and learn how they are used to research and test interventions with the best results. Redeem the Plus Code within new print texts to access your DavisPlus online resources, including the digital version of Davis that allows you to access the full text online. You’ll also have access to a wealth of learning and practice resources.
|Book Name||Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice|
|Author of Book||Marlaine C. Smith, Marilyn E. Parker|