Revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, Theoretical Nursing provides a comprehensive developmental and historical review of nursing theory. This text 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. Chapters provide readers with different frameworks that shape the nature, the scope, and the mission of nursing care. Theoretical Nursing offers stimulating content that highlights the forces that are driving nursing care, education, research, and administration. The book presents practical perspectives that help the scholar to develop analytic skills and integrate knowledge into a coherent whole.
I ordered this book because it was required for a class I was taking. The author is well known throughout the profession for her contributions, but I found the book difficult to understand and follow, especially with the reference for every other word in the sentence. The text for me, read more like an opinionated reference list. Good Luck!
Terrific insight into the development of theory in the nursing profession. very informative, historical information with opportunity for the reader to engage in dialogue with the author.
The book is a good guide for you to understand the different theories but I just hope more theories are included. Tnx
Theoretical Nursing is not only well written and researched – it’s also very readable. Its significance goes well beyond epistemological issues related to nursing. The author does a great job of balancing breadth and depth of the very appropriately chosen topics. Concepts are readily applicable to other disciplines and leave enough room for critical evaluation. The bibliography is excellent.
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 688 pages
- Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Fifth edition (March 29, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1605472115
- ISBN-13: 978-1605472119
- Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 7 x 9.8 inches