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Middle Range Theory for Nursing 4ed

by Mary Jane Smith and Patricia Liehr Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
02/2018
ISBN:
9780826159915
Format:
Pbk 424 pages
Price:
AU$147.00 NZ$151.30
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The fourth edition of this invaluable publication on middle range theory in nursing reflects the most current theoretical advances in the field. With two additional chapters, new content incorporates exemplars that bridge middle range theory to advanced nursing practice and research. Additional content for DNP and PhD programs includes two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness.  


 


This user-friendly text stresses how theory informs practice and research in the everyday world of nursing. Divided into four sections, content sets the stage for understanding middle range theory by elaborating on disciplinary perspectives, an organizing framework, and evaluation of the theory. Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition presents a broad spectrum of 13 middle range theories. Each theory is broken down into its purpose, development, and conceptual underpinnings, and includes a model demonstrating the relationships among the concepts, and the use of the theory in research and practice. In addition, concept building for research through the lens of middle range theory is presented as a rigorous 10-phase process that moves from a practice story to a conceptual foundation. Exemplars are presented clarifying both the concept building process and the use of conceptual structures in research design. This new edition remains an essential text for advanced practice, theory, and research courses.  New to the Fourth Edition: •Reflects new theoretical advances •Two completely new chapters •New content for DNP and PhD programs •Two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness •Two articles from Advances in Nursing Science documenting a historical meta-perspective on middle range theory development  Key Features: •Provides a strong contextual foundation for understanding middle range theory •Introduces the Ladder of Abstraction to clarify the range of nursing’s theoretical foundation •Presents 13 middle range theories with philosophical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of each theory •Includes Appendix summarizing middle range theories from 1988 to 2016

Contents


Contributors


Foreword Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP


Preface


Acknowledgments


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I: SETTING THE STAGE FOR MIDDLE RANGE THEORIES


1. Disciplinary Perspectives Linked to Middle Range Theory


Marlaine C. Smith


2. Understanding Middle Range Theory by Moving Up and Down the Ladder of Abstraction


Mary Jane Smith and Patricia R. Liehr


3. Evaluation of Middle Range Theories for the Discipline of Nursing


Marlaine C. Smith


II: MIDDLE RANGE THEORIES READY FOR APPLICATION


4. Theories of Uncertainty in Illness


Margaret F. Clayton, Marleah Dean, and Merle Mishel


5. Theory of Meaning


Teresa Daniel Ritchie, Suzy Mascaro Walter, and Patricia Starck


6. Theory of Bureaucratic Caring


Marilyn A. Ray


7. Theory of Self-Transcendence


Pamela G. Reed


8. Theory of Symptom Management


Melinda S. Bender, Susan L. Janson, Linda S. Franck, and Kathryn Aldrich Lee


9. Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms


Elizabeth R. Lenz and Linda C. Pugh


10. Theory of Self-Efficacy


Barbara Resnick


11. Story Theory


Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith


12.Theory of Transitions


Eun-Ok Im


13. Theory of Self-Reliance


John Lowe


14. Theory of Cultural Marginality


Heeseung Choi


15. Theory of Moral Reckoning


Alvita K. Nathaniel


16. Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness


Barbara Riegel, Tiny Jaarsma, and Anna Stromberg


III: CONCEPT BUILDING FOR RESEARCH'THROUGH THE LENS OF MIDDLE RANGE THEORY


17. Concept Building for Research


Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith


18. Nature Immersion: A Concept for Nursing Research


Misako Nagata


19. Sheltering-in-Place: A Concept for Nursing Research


Kimberly Ann Wallace


20. Yearning for Sleep While Enduring Distress: From Concept Building to Research Proposal Development


April L. Shapiro


21. Reconceptualizing Normal: From Concept Building to Proposal Development


Shelley J. Greif


IV: CURRENT STATE OF MIDDLE RANGE THEORY


Middle Range Theory: Spinning Research and Practice to Create Knowledge for the New Millennium


Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith


Middle Range Theory: A Perspective on Development and Use


Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith


Appendix: Published Middle Range Theories 1988–2017


Index

Mary Jane Smith and Patricia Liehr.