The Essential Concepts of Nursing,
Edition 1 A Critical Review
Edited by John R Cutcliffe, PhD, BSc(Hon)Nursing, RMN, RGN, RPN, RN and Hugh McKenna, PhD, RMN, RGN, DipN(Lond), AdvDipEd, RNT

Publication Date: 11 Oct 2005
For the first time, leading authorities come together to offer their expertise as they present the building blocks and concepts of nursing theory.

Key Features

  • Provides an explanation of concepts necessary as building block of theory
  • Research based
  • Draws extensively on literature
  • Experienced contributors and editors, all leading experts in their fields
About the author
Edited by John R Cutcliffe, PhD, BSc(Hon)Nursing, RMN, RGN, RPN, RN, David G. Braithwaite Professor of Nursing, University of Texas, Tyler, TX; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatric Nursing SCISN, Vancouver, Canada; Associate Editor: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Assistant Editor: International Journal of Nursing Studies; Director, Cutcliffe Consulting; Hugh McKenna, PhD, RMN, RGN, DipN(Lond), AdvDipEd, RNT, Dean, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster; Visiting Professor, Nursing Research, University of Nortumbria and Visiting Professor, Nursing Research, University of Bangor, Wales, UK
Table of Contents
Foreword, Professor Peggy Chinn
Foreword, Professor Afaf Melis
Contributing Authors
Chapter One: An Introduction to Concepts and their Analyses, Hugh McKenna & John Cutcliffe
Chapter Two: A Concept Analysis of Abuse, Judee Onyskiw
Chapter Three: A Concept Analysis of Caring, Tanya McCance
Chapter Four: A Concept Analysis of Comfort, Linda Lowe and John Cutcliffe
Chapter Five: A Concept Analysis of Coping, Catherine Black
Chapter Six: A Concept Analysis of Dignity, Jerome Marley
Chapter Seven: The Concept of Empathy, Bill Reynolds
Chapter Eight: A Critical Examination of the Concept of Empowerment, Jim Dooher & Richard Byrt
Chapter Nine: A Concept Analysis of Facilitation, Carole McIlrath
Chapter Ten: Delineating the Concept of Fatigue using a Pragmatic Utility Approach, Karin Olson & Janice Morse
Chapter Eleven: Grief - an Analysis of the Concept as it Relates to Bereavement, Kate Sullivan
Chapter Twelve: Diversity or Divisiveness? A Critical Analysis of Hope, Cheryl Nekoliachuk
Chapter Thirteen: Taking Humour Seriously - an Analysis of the Concept of 'Humour,' Kristiina Hyrkas
Chapter Fourteen: An Analysis of Loneliness as a Concept of Importance for Dying Persons, Bob Brown
Chapter Fifteen: A concept analysis of shame, Mary Hasse & Lanny Magnassun
Chapter Sixteen: Towards a Praxis of Suffering, Janice Morse
Chapter Seventeen: A Concept Analysis of Nursing Support, Dianne Ellis, Sue Jackson & Chris Stevenson
Chapter Eighteen: A Concept Analysis of Therapeutic Touch, Jim Campbell
Chapter Nineteen: A Concept Analysis of Therapeutic Relationships, Mary Chambers
Chapter Twenty: Towards an Understanding of Trust, Wendy Austin
Chapter Twenty One: A Concept Analysis of Vulnerability, Jude Spiers
Chapter Twenty Two: The Evolution of Concept Analysis - Where do we go from Here?, John Cutcliffe and Hugh McKenna
Book Reviews
"This is a key aid to the student and a resource for the practicing nurse. It is a reminder of the difference that nurses make." Gerry O'Dwyer; Nursing Standard; Vol.20
Book details
ISBN: 9780443073724
Page Count: 388
Retail Price : £21.99
Orem, Nursing Concepts of Practice 6e, Mosby, 2001. 032300864X, £34.95, 542pages.
Cole: Fundamental Nursing concepts and skills, Mosby, 1996. 0801678846, £32.95, 679 pages.
Both of these are US focused and bigger more comprehensive books.
Undergraduate and postgraduate nurses, practitioners and academic staff.