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Models, Theories and Concepts. Advanced Nursing Series. BS – Adv Nursing

  • ID: 2221372
  • Book
  • April 1994
  • 188 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Specially selected articles from the Journal of Advanced Nursing have been updated where appropriate by the original author. Models, Theories and Concepts brings together international authorities in their specialist fields to consider the gaps occurring between theory and practice, as well as the evaluation of a selection of models and emerging theories.
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Introduction; Problems with paradigms in a caring profession; Concepts, analysis and the development of nursing knowledge – the evolutionary cycle; Restructuring – an emerging theory on the process of losing weight; Benevolence, a central moral concept derived from a grounded theory study of nursing decision making in psychiatric settings; Mid–range theory building and the nursing theory–practice gap – a respite care case study; Toward a theory of touch – the touching process and acquiring a touching style; Can combined oral contraceptives be made more effective by means of a nursing care model?; Advice concerning breastfeeding from mothers of infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit – the Roy adaptation model as a conceptual structure; Mitral valve prolapse and its effects – a programme of inquiry within Orem′s Self–Care Deficit Theory of Nursing; The Betty Neuman Systems Model applied to practice – a client with multiple sclerosis; The ageing family in crisis – assessment and decision–making models; The evaluation of the Johnson Behavioural System Model of Nursing; Index
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James P. Smith
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