Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health
Nursing Theories and Models
Author: Hugh McKenna
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-13544-X
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-13544-0
No of pages : 288
eBook Price : $48.95
Originally Published : 3 Apr 1997
Nursing theory is a key element of all modern nursing courses, yet nurses are rarely encouraged to evaluate the models they are taught.
In Nursing Theories and Models, Hugh McKenna challenges the notion that certain nursing models are infallible, and examines strategies for bridging the gap between theory and practice. Readers are guided through the confusing terminology associated with nursing theory and are encouraged to test established models and assess the positive difference their use can have on patient care.
In addition to exploring the origins and abundance of current 'popular' models, the author examines whether new models should emanate from research, practice, or from other theories. He suggests that nurses themselves generate and select theories from their own practice, whether consciously or unconsciously, and that this skill can be developed through reflection and analysis.
Nursing Theories and Models is an essential text for students on both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses, and provides valuable insight for the practising professional into the strengths and weaknesses of the models they teach.
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'This book would be an excellent teaching resource and an excellent textbook for student nurses...should be in every nursing library and on every nurse's bookshelves.' |I Roger Watson, University of Edinburgh, in the Journal of Advanced Nursing
'Offers much of interest to nurses not simply as an analysis of a topic fundamental to the profession of nursing but also as an example of a careful, scholarly exlploration of a large and complex subject area. It is a pleasure to read such a comprehensive and clearly expressed review...any nurse with an interest in the basic values and philosophy of the nursing professions will be rewarded by the study of this book. I would anticipate that nurse educators will value this British contribution to the continuing development of nursing.' |I Journal of Nursing Management
'Well-written, informative and indulges in critical debate throughout ... I would recommend this book to undergraduate and post-graduate students of nursing, and also all those current practitioners, managers and academics whose scepticism of nursing theory has been shaped for the want of a good-quality critique on the subject.' |I Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing