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Theoretical Nursing By Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

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Provides a developmental and historical review of nursing theory whilst offering an analysis of the evolution of nursing. This book represents the degree to which many scholars view the focus and mission of nursing as a discipline through the development of its theoretical base.

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Theoretical Nursing: Development and Progress by Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

Revised and updated for its Fourth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive developmental and historical review of nursing theory. The book offers a contemporary analysis of the evolution of nursing and represents the degree to which many scholars view the focus and mission of nursing as a discipline through the development of its theoretical base.

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Table of Contents


Part ONE Our Theoretical Journey 1 CHAPTER 1 POSITIONING FOR THE JOURNEY 3 CHAPTER 2 ON BEING AND BECOMING A SCHOLAR 10 CHAPTER 3 THEORY: METAPHORS, SYMBOLS, DEFINITIONS 29 Part TWO Our Theoretical Heritage 51 CHAPTER 4 FROM CAN'T TO KANT: BARRIERS AND FORCES TOWARD THEORETICAL THINKING 53 CHAPTER 5 ON THE WAY TO THEORETICAL NURSING: STAGES AND MILESTONES 78 CHAPTER 6 NURSING THEORY: MIRROR, MICROSCOPE, OR TELESCOPE 109 Part THREE Our Epistemology 131 CHAPTER 7 THEORY DEVELOPMENT: SOURCES, RESOURCES, AND PARADOXES 133 CHAPTER 8 STRATEGIES FOR CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT 163 CHAPTER 9 STRATEGIES FOR THEORY DEVELOPMENT 186 CHAPTER 10 DEVELOPING MIDDLE RANGE AND SITUATION-SPECIFIC THEORIES: EXEMPLARS 212 CHAPTER 11 A MODEL FOR EVALUATION OF THEORIES: DESCRIPTION, ANALYSIS, CRITIQUE, TESTING, AND SUPPORT 238 Part FOUR Our Pioneers: The Theorists and the Theories 275 CHAPTER 12 ON NURSING CLIENTS 277 CHAPTER 13 ON INTERACTIONS 330 CHAPTER 14 ON HUMAN BEING-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS 390 CHAPTER 15 ON NURSING THERAPEUTICS 411 Part FIVE Our Discipline and Its Structure 451 CHAPTER 16 THE DISCIPLINE OF NURSING: A PERSPECTIVE, A DOMAIN, AND DEFINITIONS 453 CHAPTER 17 OUR SYNTAX: AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL ANALYSIS 486 CHAPTER 18 DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS: THEORIES AND CHALLENGES 515 Part SIX Our Historical Literature 549 CHAPTER 19 HISTORICAL WRITINGS IN THEORY 551 CHAPTER 20 HISTORICAL AND CURRENT THEORY BIBLIOGRAPHY 637 INDEX AUTHOR INDEX 779 SUBJECT INDEX 799

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GOR009784309
Theoretical Nursing: Development and Progress by Afaf Ibrahim Meleis
Afaf Ibrahim Meleis
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
2006-06-01
832
0781736730
9780781736732
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