An Introduction to Nursing

Theory & Practice

Author: Mary Henry,Dorothy Phillips,Anne Traynor

Publisher: Gill Education

ISBN: 9780717161003

Category: Nursing

Page: 154

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A practical introduction to the theory, principles and practice underpinning the nursing profession, for the revised Nursing Theory and Practice Level 5 module [5N4325]. Examines the development of nursing as a profession, as well as nursing functions, code of practice and scope of practice as outlined by An Bord Altranais. Introduces healthcare structures and their functions as outlined in the Nursing and Midwifery Act 2011, identifying specialities and primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare teams, and their functions in care delivery. Outlines models of nursing, focusing on Roper, Logan and Tierney's Activities of Living model, and includes questions and triggers to help identify actual and potential problems. Explains the importance of precision in administering drugs and recording the procedure, as outlined by An Bord Altranais (2007). Describes how to execute the measurement and accurate recording of temperature, respiration, pulse, blood pressure and fluid balance. Discusses the roles and interrelationship of empathy, advocacy, interpersonal skills and communication in nursing. Identifies commonly occurring infections in healthcare, the chain of infection and how to prevent infection and cross infection. Explains commonly used nursing terminology and medical abbreviations in nursing practice in Ireland. Written For: Nursing Theory and Practice Level 5 [5N4325] as part of the following major awards: Healthcare Support [5M4339] Nursing Studies [5M4349] Community Health Services [5M4468] Includes: Suggested activities and revision questions Interview skills and tips Information on assessment
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Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice

Author: Marlaine C Smith,Marilyn E Parker

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803642245

Category: Medical

Page: 564

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Noted nursing scholars explore the historical and contemporary theories that are the foundation of nursing practice today. The 4th Edition of this popular book meets the needs of today’s students with an expanded focus on the middle range theories and practice models that link theory to clinical practice. You’ll explore their role in the real-world and learn how they are used to research and test the interventions with the best outcomes.
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An Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing

Author: Betty M. Johnson,Pamela Bayliss Webber

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 325

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This nursing text is devoted to the teaching of theory, research, and reasoning. It helps nursing students develop a foundation of reasoning skills that are necessary to integrate the components of knowledge, skills, values, meanings, and experiences into nursing practice. The text delivers a clear and understandable message about theory, what it is, and how it supports nurses and their practice. It provides an overview of theory, theory development, important nursing theories and nursing theorists, as well as a method for critiquing theory.
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Nursing Theories

The Base for Professional Nursing Practice

Author: Julia B. George

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 685

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Completely updated in a new edition, Nursing Theories 6/e incoporates the latest theories and research methods in nursing today. Designed as a tool to help nurses apply concepts and theories to practice, this book considers the ideas of well-known nursing theorists and relates the work of each tot he nursing process. Chapters are organized to relate the theorist's work to the nursing metaparadigm, the nursing process, characteristics of a theory, and strengths and limitations of the theory. Some key features include: Quanitiative and qualitative research methods in each chapter. An emphasis on the use of nursing theory in clinical practice. Chapters on the work of Artinian and Conger, as well as the introduction of an interdisciplinary model. For nursing professionals.
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Author: Patricia G. O'Brien,Winifred Z. Kennedy,Karen A. Ballard

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763744344

Category: Medical

Page: 598

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Psychiatric Nursing provides a focused, thorough introduction to psychiatric-mental health nursing, including nursing assessment and intervention of the most common mental disorders as classified in the DSM-IV. This text guides nurses in managing special populations, clarifying neurobiologic theories, and conducting psychiatric nursing evaluations. Additionally, Psychiatric Nursing presents the latest on psychotropic drugs, addresses legal and ethical concerns within psychiatric nursing, and discusses complementary and alternative therapies. Perfect for undergraduate courses, the text features: Learning Objectives Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions Case Studies Clinical Examples Care Plans Diagnostic Criteria Patient and Family Education Internet Resources Implications for Evidence-Based Practice Client Teaching Guides
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Philosophy of Nursing

An Introduction

Author: Steven D. Edwards

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113713271X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Philosophy of Nursing provides an introduction to a new and emergent area of study within nursing. The nature of the philosophy of nursing is explored and applied to three areas of enquiry central to nursing theory and practice: knowledge, persons and care. The idea of knowledge seems crucial because it appears to be important to base nursing interventions on what is known, rather than that which is merely believed. But what is the difference between these? Also, it is common, currently to distinguish between practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge but what is the relationship between the two? The conception of a person is unquestionably of fundamental relevance to nursing but are patients simply biological organisms? Should their treatment and care plans reflect this? What is to be made of the appeals to the idea of a patient as a 'narrative'? What role does caring have and what is 'ontological caring'? This stimulating text seeks to provide answers to all of these questions and to explain their relevance to nursing. Throughout key debates the author critically engages with the work of major nursing writers, and in particular with Benner and Wrubel, and Carper. In conclusion the discussion focuses on the nature of nursing, how this is best understood and why it is important. For the first time illuminating answers are supplied to the issues in nursing theory and practice upon which the very nature of such theory and practice depends.
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An Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing

Author: Betty M. Johnson,Pamela Bayliss Webber

Publisher: XYZ editeur/XYZ Publishing

ISBN: 9780781748421

Category: Medical

Page: 370

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This ideal introduction to theory explains what theory is, how theory is used in professional nursing and encourages students to develop reasoning skills and incorporate abstract ideas into practice. The Second Edition introduces more research concepts throughout and an increased international perspective of nursing theory. Case studies are incorporated to demonstrate how theory relates to the practice of nursing and how theory and reasoning are interrelated.
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Nursing Theories and Models

Author: Hugh McKenna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113476653X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Nursing theory is a major part of all nursing courses and nurses are encouraged to use theories in practice, but it is not always easy for the student to make a real connection between the two. Drawing on many years' experience of teaching and research, Hugh McKenna addresses the theory needs of both students and qualified staff. He demystifies the confusing terminology associated with nursing theory and shows how all nurses can build theory from practice through reflection and analysis. This text offers step-by-step guidelines on: * how to analyse concepts * how to generate and select theory * how to apply and test theory in practice. Written in a friendly, easy to read style, Nursing Theories and Models puts forward realistic strategies for bridging the theory-practice gap.
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Self-Care Science, Nursing Theory and Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Katherine Renpenning, MScN,Susan Gebhardt Taylor, MSN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107796

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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"This is an excellent review of the development of self-care deficit theory and the use of self-care in nursing practice. Explanations of the various theories and theory terms are well done and written at a level that novice theorists can relate to. The authors demonstrate how self-care science can be fiscally and effectively applied to the care of patients/clients."--Doody's Medical Reviews Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory has been used as a foundation for nursing practice in healthcare institutions and as the basis of curricula in nursing schools for decades. This book explores the high-level theory of the application of Orem's Self-Care Theory, and how it can improve patient outcomes as well as cost-effectiveness of nursing care delivery. Written for nursing theorists, researchers, administrators, and graduate students, the text addresses the relationship of self-care theory and evidence-based care in nursing, and provides a solution to improving contemporary healthcare outcomes. The book is divided into three sections. Section one discusses the reason for the existence of the nursing profession, and identifies the performance of self-care. Section two covers three nursing practice sciences-wholly compensatory nursing, partly compensatory nursing, and supportive educative nursing. Section three offer suggestions on how health care organizations can incorporate this broadened perspective of what constitutes evidence based practice and on-going research methodology into every-day delivery of nursing services. Key Features: Includes case examples to illustrate the application of theory to nursing practice Provides a current, cost-effective resource for implementing Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory for effective evidence-based practice Builds the link between the application of Orem's Self Care Theory and improved patient and fiscal healthcare outcomes
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Nursing Theory

Utilization & Application

Author: Martha Raile Alligood

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292925

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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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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