The book Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice is written by Julia B. George. The purpose of this chapter is to provide the student with the necessary tools to understand the nursing theories presented in this text. These tools include learning the language and definitions of theoretical thinking, gaining insight into the historical development of nursing theories, and learning methods for analyzing and evaluating nursing theories. Understanding nursing theory is the prerequisite for choosing and using a theory to guide nursing practice.
Nursing theories have developed out of choices and assumptions about the nature of what a particular theorist believes about nursing, what the nursing knowledge base is, and what nurses do or practice in the real world. Each theory carries with it a worldview, a way of looking at human and nursing events that highlight certain aspects of reality and possibly obscure or ignore aspects in other areas (Ray, 1998). Each theorist was influenced by their own values, the historical context of the nursing discipline, and a knowledge base rooted in the world of nursing science.
|Book Name||Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice|
|Author of Book||Julia B. George|
Overview of Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice
Completely updated in a new edition, Nursing Theories 6/e incorporates 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 renowned nursing theorists and relates their work to the nursing process. The chapters are organized to relate the theorist’s work to the nursing metaparadigm, the nursing process, the characteristics of a theory, and the strengths and limitations of the theory.
- Quantitative 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.
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