Middle Range Theory for Nursing: Third Edition by Mary Jane Smith PhD RN, Patricia R. Liehr PhD RN

By Mary Jane Smith PhD RN, Patricia R. Liehr PhD RN

Awarded first position within the 2013 AJN publication of the 12 months Awards within the Nursing learn category

"This is a phenomenal variation of this publication. It has nice relevance for studying approximately, constructing, and utilizing heart variety theories. it's very consumer pleasant, but scholarly." rating: ninety, four Stars.--Doody's clinical Reviews

Middle diversity concept has develop into an important staple of nursing schooling and alertness to investigate. those theories, which lie among the operating hypotheses derived from daily examine and the bigger, systemic efforts to advance unified theories, disguise the medical underpinnings that consultant nursing perform and research.

This 3rd version of a two-time AJN booklet of the 12 months Award winner comprises new theories, together with self-reliance thought 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 obtainable ebook integrates nursing concept with well-defined perform components, identifies objective and simple innovations, foundational literature, relationships between innovations, and use in perform. Chapters are equipped by way of crucial theories, every one of that's coated extensive. complete bibliographies on the finish of every bankruptcy facilitate extra in-depth learn. The publication is still a vital textual content for conception and examine classes in master's and doctoral nursing programs.

New to the 3rd Edition:

  • Presents new theories: self-reliance conception and transitions conception
  • Deletes theories not in use: group empowerment and kinfolk stress/adaptation
  • Updates and revises all different content material from the second one version
  • Guides scholars in applicable use of thought in line with point of complexity

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Barrett, E. A. M. (1989). A nursing theory of power for nursing practice: Derivation from Rogers’ paradigm. In J. , pp. 207–217). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange. Barrett, E. A. M. (1998). A Rogerian practice methodology for health patterning. Nursing Science Quarterly, 11, 136–138. , & Schoenhofer, S. O. (2001). Nursing as caring. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Chinn, P. L. (2013). ). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Conway, M. E. (1985). Toward greater specificity of nursing’s metaparadigm. Advances in Nursing Science, 7(4), 73–81.

On the other hand, if an idea is less abstract, it is more concrete. This notion of the relation­ ship between levels of abstraction is key to understanding and mak­ ing sense of the theoretical. Levels of abstraction apply to each rung of the ladder in relation to the other rungs. That is to say, the philo­ sophical is at a higher level than the theoretical. When one is grappling with understanding the theoretical or middle level on the ladder, the chapter 2: understanding middle range theoryâ•…â•…17 process is to move the idea up to evaluate the philosophical premise and move down to its empirical indicators where the theory connects to the world of practice and research.

L. (2013). ). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Conway, M. E. (1985). Toward greater specificity of nursing’s metaparadigm. Advances in Nursing Science, 7(4), 73–81. Cowling, W. R. (2007). A unitary participatory vision of nursing knowledge. Advances in Nursing Science, 30(1), 71–80. chapter 1: disciplinary perspectives linked to middle range theoryâ•…â•… 13 Denyes, M. J. (1982). Measurement of self-care agency in adolescents (Abstract). Nursing Research, 31, 63. Donaldson, S. , & Crowley, D. M.

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