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Nursing Concept Analysis: Applications to Research and Practice

by Joyce Fitzpatrick and Geraldine McCarthy Springer Publishing Company
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The only text to feature examples of 30 key concept analyses supporting nursing research and practice.


This DNP and PhD doctoral-level nursing text delivers analyses of 30 core concepts that define nursing theory, research, education, and professional practice. Grounded in the concept analysis framework developed by Walker and Avant, the book clearly demonstrates how concepts are used to build theory, support research, and improve education and professional practice. Designed to facilitate practical applications of concept analysis methodology, all chapters provide an explicit description of each concept and a consistent framework for its analysis. Additionally, a diagrammatic representation of characteristics across concepts allows readers to make comparisons and ultimately to build on the text’s knowledge base.   


Expert authors from clinical and research disciplines focus on the core of nursing-- the nurse-patient relationship--grouping concepts into the categories of patient/client-focused concepts, career-focused concepts, and organizational/systems-focused concepts. Within these groups the book addresses such contemporary themes as hope, postpartum depression, resilience, self-care, cultural competence, and many others. With its expansive descriptions and analyses of key nursing concepts within a consistent framework, the book will help nurse scholars to develop a sophisticated analytic ability and provide graduate nursing students with a foundation for developing a DNP capstone or PhD research project.


Key Features:      


• Offers in-depth description and analyses of 30 core concepts relevant to nursing and related disciplines    

• Provides a consistent analytic framework throughout   

• Demonstrates a highly practical application of concept analysis methodology    

• Includes diagrams of characteristics across concepts for comparison    

• Authored by renowned scholars and practitioners



Part I: Patient/Client Focused Concepts

Chapter 1: Concept Analysis Framework

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick and Geraldine McCarthy

Chapter 2: Elder Self-Neglect

Mary Rose Day

Chapter 3: Exercise Adherence

Kari Gali

Chapter 4: Hardiness in Stroke

Irene Hartigan

Chapter 5: Help Seeking Behaviors of Breast Cancer Symptoms

Mairin O'Mahony

Chapter 6: Hope in Mental Health Recovery

Joan Murphy and Moira O'Donovan

Chapter 7: Meaning in Life

Elizabeth Weathers

Chapter 8: Medication Habits

Serena Fitzgerald and Elaine Lehane

Chapter 9: Motivation

Teresa Wills

Chapter 10: Parental Concern

Helen Mulcahy

Chapter 11: Patient Engagement

Rosemary Ventura

Chapter 12: Quality of Life

Cora Cajulis, Linda Ahn, Coleen DeBoer, and Denise O'Dea

Chapter 13: Self-Care Strategies

Margaret Landers

Chapter 14: Self-Motivation

Aliza Ben-Zacharia

Chapter 15: Stigmatization

Donald Gardenier

Part II: Career Focused Concepts

Chapter 16: Anxiety

Catrina Heffernan

Chapter 17: Caregiver Burden in Mental Illness

Zamzaliza A. Mulud

Chapter 18: Clinical Autonomy

Patrick Cotter

Chapter 19: Compassion Fatigue

Mary T. Quinn Griffin and Ernesto Perez-Mir

Chapter 20: Cultural Competence

Karen Bauce

Chapter 21: Decision Making by Nurse Managers

Mary T. Quinn Griffin, Deborah Stilgenbauer, and Germaine Nelson

Chapter 22: Emotional Intelligence

Patricia Prufeta and Lauraine Spano-Szekely

Chapter 23: Empathy

Bertha Ku

Chapter 24: Inter-professional Collaboration

Miriam Bell

Chapter 25: Mindfulness

Jill Matthes

Chapter 26: Nurse Manager Accountability

Mary E. Quinn and Mary T. Quinn Griffin

Chapter 27: Social Support for New Mothers during the Post-Natal Period

Patricia Leahy-Warren

Chapter 28: Resilience

Mary Joy Gracia and Deirdre O Flaherty

Chapter 29: Triage Nurse Expertise

Alice Corbett and Mary T. Quinn Griffin

Part III: Organization Focused Concepts

Chapter 30: Nurse Workarounds

Margaret A. Harris

Chapter 31: Organisational Commitment

Janet Johnson

Chapter 32: Teamwork

Siobhan Sundel and Sapina Kirpalani

Chapter 33: Transformational Leadership

Bernadette Khan

Chapter 34: Work Engagement

Jennifer Siller

Chapter 35: Summary and Conclusion

Geraldine McCarthy and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

Geraldine McCarthy, PhD, MSN, MEd, DipN, RNT, RGN, Fellow RCSI

is Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery in University College Cork (UCC) and Chair of the South\South West Acute Hospital Group which comprised 9 hospitals in the South of Ireland. Prior to this she was founding Professor and Dean of the Nursing School, held the post of Head of the College of Medicine and Health at UCC providing strategic leadership in research and educational programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Therapies, Pharmacy, Nursing and Midwifery. She has also held a variety of other positions in Ireland, the UK, USA and Canada. She holds an MEd from Trinity College Dublin, and her MSN and PhD degrees in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She has been a member of a number of national and EU bodies and a Ministerial appointments includes one to the Fulbright Commission. She has been the editor/author of a number of books and continually contributes to nursing publication.