Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Analysis and Evaluation of by Jacqueline Fawcett PhD FAAN, Susan DeSanto-Madeya RN DNS

By Jacqueline Fawcett PhD FAAN, Susan DeSanto-Madeya RN DNS

What is nursing? What do nurses do? How do you outline it?

The third variation of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award-Winner is helping you resolution these questions with a special method of the clinical foundation of nursing wisdom. utilizing conceptual types, grand theories, and middle-range theories as directions you are going to know about the present kingdom and way forward for nurse educators, nurse researchers, nurse directors, and practising nurses.

A bonus CD-ROM in each ebook positive factors conceptual version- and theory-based perform purposes, perform instruments, learn purposes, and study tools, in addition to an entire bibliography and lists of extra assets that will help you study.

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THE METAPARADIGM, PHILOSOPHIES, AND CONCEPTUAL MODELS Philosophies do not follow directly in line from the metaparadigm of the discipline, nor do they directly precede conceptual models (see Fig. 1–1). Rather, the metaparadigm of a discipline identifies the phenomena about which ontological, epistemic, and ethical claims are made. The unique focus and content of each conceptual model then reflect certain philosophical claims. The philosophies therefore are the foundation for other formulations, including conceptual models, grand theories, and middlerange theories.

Self-concept is defined as “the individual’s thoughts and feelings about him[her]self ” (Heiss, 1981, p. 83). An important aspect of self-concept is self-evaluation, which refers to “our view of how good we are at what we think we are” (Heiss, 1981, p. 83). Needs Category of Knowledge. This category: ● Focuses on nurses’ functions and consideration of the patient in terms of a hierarchy of needs. When patients cannot fulfill their own needs, nursing is required. The function of the nurse is to provide the necessary action to help patients meet their needs.

Davis. 24 Part One • STRUCTURE AND USE OF NURSING KNOWLEDGE the concept of health from the perspective of Rogers’ (1970) conceptual model. , Barnum, 1998; Kim, 1983; Marriner-Tomey & Alligood, 2002) mislead their readers. If the purpose of the work is to describe, explain, or predict concrete and specific phenomena, the work most likely is a middle-range theory. For example, Peplau’s (1952) theory of interpersonal relations is a classification of the stages of the nurse-patient relationship. Peplau did not, nor did she intend to, address the entire domain of nursing.

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