Nursing Theorists and Their Work
Nursing Theorists and Their Work,
Edition 9
By Martha Raile Alligood, PhD, RN, ANEF

Publication Date: 06 Sept 2017

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A classic text is back with fresh, comprehensive nursing theories, critiques, and philosophies. Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 9th Edition provides you with an in-depth look at 39 theorists of historical, international, and significant importance. This new edition has been updated with an improved writing style, added case studies, critical thinking activities, and in-depth objective critiques of nursing theories that help bridge the gap between theory and application. In addition, the six levels of abstraction (philosophy, conceptual models, grand theory, theory, middle-range theory, and future of nursing theory) are graphically depicted throughout the book to help you understand the context of the various theories.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Critical Thinking Activities at the end of each theorist chapter help you process the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical practice situations.
  • Diagrams for theories help you visualize and better understand inherently abstract concepts.
  • A Brief Summary in each theorist chapter helps you review for tests and confirm their comprehension.
  • A Major Concepts & Definitions box included in each theorist chapter outlines the theory’s most significant ideas and clarifies content-specific vocabulary.
  • Points for Further Study at the end of each chapter directs you to assets available for additional information.
  • Quotes from the theorist make each complex theory more memorable.
  • An extensive bibliography at the conclusion of each theorist chapter outlines numerous primary and secondary sources of information for further study.

New Features

  • NEW! Improved writing style and increased use of subheadings make the narrative more concise, direct, and accessible.
  • NEW! Updated research and findings incorporate new content along with more examples and clinical correlations.
  • NEW! History of Nursing Science chapter emphasizes nursing science updates
  • UNIQUE! Graphical depiction of the six levels of abstraction (philosophy, conceptual models, grand theory, theory, middle-range theory, and future of nursing theory) helps you to understand the context of the various theories.
About the author
By Martha Raile Alligood, PhD, RN, ANEF, Professor and Director, PhD program, College of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Nursing Theory: Its History and Significance
2. Nursing Theorists of Historical Significance
3. History of Nursing Science
4. Theory Development Process
5. The Structure and Analysis of Specialized Nursing Knowledge

6. Florence Nightingale: Modern Nursing
7. Jean Watson: Watson’s Philosophy and Theory of Transpersonal Caring
8. Marilyn Anne Ray: Theory of Bureaucratic Caring
9. Patricia Benner: Caring, Clinical Wisdom, and Ethics in Nursing Practice
10. Kari Martinsen: Philosophy of Caring
11. Katie Eriksson: Theory of Caritative Caring

12. Myra Estrin Levine: The Conservation Model
13. Martha E. Rogers: Unitary Human Beings
14. Dorothea E. Orem: Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing
15. Imogene M. King: Conceptual System and Middle Range Theory of Goal Attainment
16. Betty Neuman: Systems Model
17. Sister Callista Roy: Adaptation Model
18. Dorothy Johnson: Behavioral System Model

19. Anne Boykin and Savina O. Schoenhofer: The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice
20. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis: Transitions Theory
21. Nola J. Pender: Health Promotion Model
22. Madeline M. Leininger: Culture Care Theory of Diversity and Universality
23. Margaret A. Newman: Health as Expanding Consciousness
24. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse: Humanbecoming
25. Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin, Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role-Modeling
26. Gladys L. Husted and James H. Husted: Symphonological Bioethical Theory

27. Ramona T. Mercer: Maternal Role Attainment—Becoming a Mother
28. Merle Mishel: Uncertainty in Illness Theory
29. Pamela G. Reed: Self-Transcendence Theory
30. Carolyn L. Wiener and Marilyn J. Dodd: Theory of Illness Trajectory
31. Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke, and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of Chronic Sorrow
32. Phil Barker: The Tidal Model of Mental Health Recovery
33. Katherine Kolcaba: Theory of Comfort
34. Cheryl Tatano Beck: Postpartum Depression Theory
35. Kristen M. Swanson: Theory of Caring
36. Cornelia M. Ruland and Shirley M. Moore: Peaceful End-of-Life Theory

37. State of the Art and Science of Nursing Theory

Book details
ISBN: 9780323402248
Page Count: 602
Illustrations: Approx. 107 illustrations (107 in full color)
Retail Price: €61.99