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In Search of Nursing Science

Author: Anna Omery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 308

View: 750

This important book analyzes the major schools of thought in contemporary Western science in order to arrive at a philosophy (or philosophies) of science consistent with the discipline of nursing. After examining traditional empiricist views of science, the contributors focus on the schools of thought that challenge them. Next, they introduce postmodern schools of thought including feminism, phenomenology, critical theory and poststructuralism. Each analytic discussion is followed by a chapter exploring how particular tenets of the school have influenced the development of nursing knowledge and nursing science.
Medical

In Search of Nursing Science

Author: Anna Omery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 308

View: 982

This important book analyzes the major schools of thought in contemporary Western science in order to arrive at a philosophy (or philosophies) of science consistent with the discipline of nursing. After examining traditional empiricist views of science, the contributors focus on the schools of thought that challenge them. Next, they introduce postmodern schools of thought including feminism, phenomenology, critical theory and poststructuralism. Each analytic discussion is followed by a chapter exploring how particular tenets of the school have influenced the development of nursing knowledge and nursing science.
Medical

Selected Writings of Rosemary Ellis

Author: Rosemary Ellis

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 140

View: 398

Dr. Rosemary Ellis (1919-1986) was one of nursing's most penetrating thinkers and treasured scholars. Here, for the first time, is a collection of many previously unpublished writings, as well as several of her classic publications. In these writings, Dr. Ellis tries to get to the very essence of nursing science and to lay the philosophical groundwork for the development of theory and research to improve nursing practice. Written with unusual clarity of thought and expression, this fundamental resource will be valuable to nurse researchers, theorists, educators, graduate students.
Medical

The Nursing Profession

Author: Norma .L Chaska

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1050

View: 801

This volume provides an in-depth and global study of nursing as a profession. The contributors project patterns about nursing now in to the future and present their views on how the profession should go advance. This volume contains 78 original chapters by 105 contributing authors, many of whom are elected Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.
Medical

Developing Nursing Knowledge

Author: Beth L. Rodgers

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 664

This text offers a comprehensive discussion of philosophies that are relevant to the conceptualization and development of the knowledge base and discipline of nursing. Coverage progresses from classical philosophy to the rationalism of Descartes, the roots of modern science in British empiricism, the evolution of modern science, and the concept of interpretive inquiry. Also included are chapters on the knowledge-practice connection and models for nursing knowledge development. This book explores how philosophy shapes aspects of nursing and provides students with a much richer and fuller understanding of how nursing works, how it can be approached most effectively, and how it might be shaped to advance in the future.
Medical

Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Janet W. Kenney

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 605

A collection of 26 classic and contemporary articles, this text is divided into sections addressing the discipline and development of nursing knowledge, the history and evolution of nursing science, the concepts of the metaparadigm, contemporary perspectives of nursing, and the interrelationships am
Medical

The Nature of Theoretical Thinking in Nursing

Author: Hesook Suzie Kim, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 471

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a well-written, thought-provoking book on theoretical thinking and knowledge development in nursing." Score: 93, 4 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews The past decade has seen tremendous growth and enrichment in nursingís theoretical work. This third edition has therefore been updated, revised, and expanded to cover the gamut of recent developments in theoretical thinking in nursing. This book presents a systematic framework that can be used to examine elements in the field of nursing and posits important concepts that have emerged in the field. The chapters help to enhance readers' understanding about how conceptualizations and theoretical statements are developed and refined in nursing while simultaneously offering a typology of conceptual domains that can be used to delineate theoretical elements essential to nursing. This third edition retains the previous typology of four domains: the domain of client, the client-nurse domain, the domain of practice, and the environment domain.
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Canadian Nursing- E-Book

Author: Janet C. Ross-Kerr

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 463

This text examines the issues and trends impacting Canadian nursing. The five parts of the text cover everything from the development of the profession of nursing in Canada, to discussions of nursing knowledge, nursing research, and the theoretical foundations of modern nursing. The authors also examine issues in the delivery of nursing care as well as nursing education, credentialing, standards of care, and entry to practice. Additional chapters address collaboration, the increasingly flexible delivery in nursing education, and health informatics. The book concludes with a look at Canadian nurses’ growing role in international nursing and Canadian projects that have been implemented around the globe. Detailed references at the end of each chapter Two-colour design draws attention to each section heading Dedicated Evolve website enhances the teaching and learning experience New student-friendly features include Canadian Research Focus boxes that highlight current and relevant research, and Reflective Thinking boxes that provide focused opportunities for reflection and discussion WebLinks provide information for relevant nursing and health care organizations Chapter Objectives, End-of-chapter Critical Thinking Questions, and Web Resources have been added to engage students in their own learning With additional images that highlight key individuals and events in Canadian nursing, the text is more visually appealing than ever! Chapters combined and reorganized to reflect reviewer feedback and change in Canadian teaching focus
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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Author: Anne M. Barker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 588

View: 618

Advanced Practice Nursing is the perfect text for any course that serves as an introduction to the profession. It follows the nation nursing accreditation standards and ensures that curriculum is built on professional standards.
Medical

Forensic Nursing Science - E-Book

Author: Virginia A. Lynch

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 461

Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.
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Canadian Nursing

Author: Janet C. Kerr

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 541

View: 362

CANADIAN NURSING: ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES, 4TH EDITION examines every major issue and trend affecting contemporary Canadian nursing from the early development of the nursing profession in Canada, to the major changes of the past decade. Key topics such as gender issues in nursing, the changing image of nurses, theoretical foundations of modern nursing, and issues in nursing research are probed. Ample space and attention are also given the to the crucial topics in the delivery of nursing care, such as quality improvement, case management and the work force pendulum, legal and ethical issues, and the impact of health care reform and downsizing.

Critical Approaches in Nursing Theory and Nursing Research

Author: Thomas Foth

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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This comprehensive collection offers a unique look at nursing practice, theory, research and nursing history from various critical theoretical perspectives. It aims to initiate an international discussion among scholars from diverse countries, particularly Germany and Anglo-American countries, coming from distinctive schools of thought, e.g. German Critical theory and Post-structural approaches, and influenced by their respective histories of sciences. This book analyzes and criticizes nursing theory, nursing research and practice along several dimensions: Nursing Ethics, Subjectivity, Body and Flesh (Leib), Technology, Power, History, and Education.
Medical

Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Marilyn A Ray

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 990

How do you perceive your cultural identity? All of us are shaped by the cultures we interact with and the cultural backgrounds and ethnicities that are part of our heritage. Take a dynamic approach to the study of culture and health care relationships. Dr. Marilyn A. Ray shows us how cultures influence one another through inter-cultural relationships, technology, globalization, and mass communication, and how these influences directly shape our cultural identities in today’s world. She integrates theory, practice, and evidence of transcultural caring to show you how to apply transcultural awareness to your clinical decision making. Go beyond common stereotypes using a framework that can positively impact the nurse-patient relationship and the decision-making process. You’ll learn how to deliver culturally competent care through the selection and application of transcultural assessment, planning and negotiation tools for interventions.
Medical

Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Susan M. DeNisco

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 818

View: 592

Advanced Practice Nursing:Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition is a core advanced practice text used in both Master's Level and DNP programs. The Third Edition is a unique compilation of existing chapters from a variety of high-level Jones & Bartlett Learning works creating a comprehensive and well-rounded resource for the advanced practice nursing student. Similar to the previous edition, The Third Edition features updated content around the AACN's Master's Essentials as well as the Essentials for Doctoral Education. Throughout this text the authors address the rapid changes in the health care environment with a special focus on health care finance, electronic health records, quality and safety as well as emerging roles for the advanced practice nurse. Patient care in the context of advanced nursing roles is also covered.
Medical

Nursing Theorists and Their Work

Author: Martha Raile Alligood

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 746

View: 769

The most comprehensive of its kind, Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 8th Edition provides an in-depth look at 39 theorists of historical, international, and significant importance. Each chapter features a clear, consistent presentation of a key nursing philosophy or theory. Case studies, critical thinking activities, and in-depth objective critiques of nursing theories help bridge the gap between theory and application. Critical Thinking Activities at the end of each theorist chapter help you to process the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical practice situations.A case study at the end of each theorist chapter puts the theory into a larger perspective, demonstrating how it can be applied to practice.A Brief Summary in each theorist chapter helps you review for tests and confirm your comprehension.A Major Concepts & Definitions box included in each theorist chapter outlines the theory's most significant ideas and clarifies content-specific vocabulary.Each theorist chapter is written by a scholar specializing in that particular theorist's work, often having worked closely with the theorists, to provide the most accurate and complete information possible. Beginning chapters provide a strong foundation on the history and philosophy of science, logical reasoning, and the theory development process.Diagrams for theories help you visualize and better understand inherently abstract concepts.Pictures of theorists, as well as a listing of contact information for each individual, enables you to contact the source of information directly.Theorist chapters have been reviewed and edited by the theorist, validating the accounts set forth in the text for currency and accuracy.An extensive bibliography at the conclusion of each theorist chapter outlines numerous primary and secondary sources of information, ideal for both undergraduate and graduate research projects. NEW! Quotes from the theorist make each complex theory more memorable.NEW! Chapter on Afaf Meleis profiles a theorist who has shaped theoretical development in nursing and explores her "transition theory."NEW! Need to Know Information is highlighted to streamline long, complex passages and help you review key concepts.NEW! Points for Further Study at the end of each chapter direct you to assets available for additional information.
Medical

Nursing Theory - E-Book

Author: Martha Raile Alligood

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 134

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, 5th Edition covers the development of nursing theory; the application of different nursing theories, models and philosophies; and the expansion of these practices with a look toward the future. This text provides the opportunity for students who have learned the background of nursing theory using the companion title, Nursing Theorists and Their Work, to apply what they have learned to actual nursing practice through various patient scenarios. Real-life case history examples included in application chapters promotes evidence-based practice and further demonstrates how a theory is used in practical situations. Consistent case history featuring the patient Debbie in every chapter and the nursing plan that follows help you apply philosophies, theories and models presented in the text. Critical thinking exercises provide a more application-based approach rather than just contemplation of theories presented. Chapters written by contributors who utilize the work offer a unique approach to using theory in practice. Nursing metaparadigm discussion illustrates the four center concepts with which the discipline is concerned to help you see the scope of concern for the profession. Logical organization presents content in three distinct parts. Glossary offers quick access to key terms throughout the text. NEW! Nursing Care sections demonstrate how theories apply to certain situations and particular types of nurses. NEW! QSEN competencies throughout the book relate nursing theories to today’s important focus on patient safety and quality improvement. NEW! Nursing theory timeline helps you place different nursing theories and theorists in history, illustrating the progression of the content. NEW! Fresh design helps you visually identify the text’s relationship with its Nursing Theorists companion.
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Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 27, 2009

Author:

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 249

This volume sets the stage for understanding the evolution and importance of nursing science in the field by providing a brief historical overview of the tobacco epidemic and emerging science, describing changing trends in tobacco use, reviewing health risks of smoking and benefits of quitting, reviewing concepts in nicotine addiction and evidence-based recommendations for tobacco dependence treatment. Also highlighted are nursing science efforts and leadership in addressing two barriers to mounting programs of nursing research in tobacco control: the lack of nursing education and training in tobacco control and the limited research funding and mentorship. Finally, the contributors to this volume address the issue of smoking in the profession as it influences nurses' health, interventions with patients, and, potentially, scholarship efforts.