By Mary Jane Smith PhD RN, Patricia R. Liehr PhD RN
Awarded first position within the 2013 AJN ebook of the yr Awards within the Nursing study category
"This is an exceptional variation of this e-book. It has nice relevance for studying approximately, constructing, and utilizing heart diversity theories. it's very person pleasant, but scholarly." ranking: ninety, four Stars.--Doody's scientific Reviews
Middle diversity thought has turn into an important staple of nursing schooling and alertness to investigate. those theories, which lie among the operating hypotheses derived from daily learn and the bigger, systemic efforts to advance unified theories, conceal the medical underpinnings that advisor nursing perform and research.
This 3rd variation of a two-time AJN e-book of the 12 months Award winner includes new theories, together with self-reliance concept and transitions thought. It revises and updates all different content material, and offers ladders of abstraction for every concept to steer scholars of their acceptable use. This hugely available booklet integrates nursing conception with well-defined perform components, identifies objective and uncomplicated strategies, foundational literature, relationships between thoughts, and use in perform. Chapters are prepared by means of valuable theories, every one of that's coated intensive. finished bibliographies on the finish of every bankruptcy facilitate extra in-depth examine. The e-book continues to be a necessary textual content for conception and study classes in master's and doctoral nursing programs.
New to the 3rd Edition:
- Presents new theories: self-reliance idea and transitions concept
- Deletes theories now not in use: group empowerment and relations stress/adaptation
- Updates and revises all different content material from the second one variation
- Guides scholars in applicable use of thought in step with point of complexity
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One is reminded of the aphorism: When our only tool is a hammer, all we see are nails. In other words, the tool of critical evaluation taught to students is often weighted toward finding the faults, errors, and inconsistencies within the theoretic structures. It is no wonder that there is evidence of some devaluation of nursing theory and a reticence to engage in its development. The theoretical measurement of outcomes of practice, while a worthy endeavor, has eclipsed the compelling need to create systems of thought with potential to describe and explain the nature of phenomena of concern to nursing science.
Application of any one of these theories in practice or research aims at facilitating change in the human health experience. The human health experience is explicit in each of the theories as experiencing uncertainty; suffering; vulnerability; symptoms; deci sions to make behavioral change; a complicating health challenge;Â€life transitions; being responsible, disciplined and confident; living at the margin of cultures; giving care to another; and situation binds that demand moral reckoning. It is noteworthy that two of the middle range theories, Unpleasant Symptoms and Symptom Management, share the common human experience of symptoms.