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

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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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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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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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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Theory-Directed Nursing Practice

Second Edition

Author: Shirley Melat Ziegler, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826176332

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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The second edition of this popular textbook continues to demonstrate the application of theory to nursing practice, presenting a clear strategy for choosing and applying specific theories to specific clinical situations. Each chapter follows a common format: a case is presented, along with several possible theories that might be applied to it. Each theory includes a concise description, with references and recommended readings for those who want more in-depth coverage. Finally one theory is selected for each case and is described in detail, ultimately creating a nursing care plan, with support from the theory. In all, nearly 10 middle-range theories are presented. New to this edition is a selection in each chapter about research supporting the theories discussed. In recognition that a case study format can not encompass all practice circumstances, the final chapter provides the framework for using the strategy in any clinical situation.
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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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Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice

Author: Marilyn E. Parker,Marlaine Cappelli Smith

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803621688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 517

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Noted theorists and scholars explore the historical and contemporary theories that are the foundation of nursing today. The 3rd Edition of this highly praised book meets the needs of today's students with a new focus on the models that define the best outcomes and provide the evidence that supports nursing practice. For each theory, you'll find an introduction to the theorist, a description of the theory's role as a model for nursing practice, and an examination of its application in clinical practice. Readers will understand how the theory has been used in the past and evaluate it as a model for clinical practice.
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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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