Nursing Models, Theories and Practice

Nursing Models, Theories and Practice

Paperback Vital Notes for Nurses

By (author) Hugh McKenna, By (author) John Cutliffe, By (author) Oliver Slevin

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 240mm x 16mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 2 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405137029
  • ISBN 13: 9781405137027
  • Illustrations note: 25
  • Sales rank: 692,597

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Nursing Models, Theories and Practice provides a concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories and clearly outlines their relevance to everyday nursing practice. It encourages the reader to view theories from a broader conceptual base, enabling them to be more objective when it comes to clinical practice. Suitable for nursing students and newly qualified nurses, the authors explore the relationship between nursing theories and practice, specifically analysing their origins, development, selection and use. It discusses how nursing theories evolve, how they relate to nursing roles, how to select a nursing theory relevant to your practice, and how to evaluate theories critically. Key Features: * Clearly examines the relationship between nursing theory, clinical practice and nursing roles * Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge * Useful to all nursing students on the common foundation programme as well as newly qualified nurses. * Each chapter includes features such as activities, case studies and learning objectives * In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

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Hugh McKenna is Professor of Nursing and Dean of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences at the University of Ulster. Oliver Slevin is Lecturer at the School of Nursing, University of Ulster.

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'Vital Notes for Nurses: Nursing Models, Theories and Practice' provides a concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories and clearly outlines their relevance to everyday nursing practice. It encourages the reader to view theories from a broader conceptual base, enabling them to be more objective when it comes to clinical practice. Suitable for nursing students and newly qualified nurses, the authors explore the relationship between nursing theories and practice, specifically analysing their origins, development, selection and use. It discusses how nursing theories evolve, how they relate to nursing roles, how to select a nursing theory relevant to your practice, and how to evaluate theories critically.

Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Introduction: the case for theory in nursing. Chapter 2: Theory from practice and practice from theory. Chapter 3: Knowing in nursing and nursing knowledge. Chapter 4: Nursing theories and nursing roles. Chapter 5: Nursing theories or nursing models. Chapter 6: Nursing theories and interpersonal relationships. Chapter 7: Choosing grand and mid range theories. Chapter 8: Research based theories and theory based research. Chapter 9: Evaluating the worth of nursing theories. References.