This resource for all levels of students and practitioners introduces foundational theories of nursing practice, with chapters written by the original theorists, scholars, and nurses experienced in the use of theory in practice. Following an introduction to nursing theory, one section is devoted to the work of early nursing scholars. The rest of the book's readings are grouped by theories in the interactive-integrative paradigm, the unitary- transformative paradigm, caring theories, and middle-range theories. Each reading begins with background on the author and a b&w author photo, then offers a detailed overview of that theorist's model, applications, a practice example, and a summary. This third edition covers seven additional theories and offers new content on implementing theory-based practice, with a list of references and online resources for each theory. The book's two-color design is also new. A companion web site contains case studies, activities, and slide presentations. Parker is affiliated with the University of Kansas. Smith is affiliated with Florida Atlantic University. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Marilyn E. Parker and Marlaine C. Smith introduce you to the theories and theorists who laid the foundations for contemporary nursing practice. Step by step, they show you how to study, analyze, and evaluate a theory and then apply it in practice. From Florence Nightingale's belief in the natural or inherent healing ability of human beings to Kathryn Kolcaba's theory of comfort, you'll explore the past, present, and future of nursing.