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ISBN-10 0132494051ISBN-13 9780132494052
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-13-215688-1ISBN-13 978-0-13-215688-2
Author(s): Lorraine Olszewski Walker; Kay Coalson Avant
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 256
Description

For all masters or doctoral courses on nursing theory or related to framework development for practice or research.

For beginning graduate students in nursing and related disciplines, this text offers the clearest, most useful introduction to methods of theory development. It places nursing theory development in context, with a rich historical view that traces the field from its from its mid-20th century beginnings through contemporary and emerging issues. Present-day coverage includes both domain- and population-focused theories designed to specifically address the needs of clients served by nurses. Important additions in this edition include short reflections and critical thinking projects, as well as a new chapter on using knowledge development and theory to inform practice.

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