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Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice: Making Nursing Knowledge Development Explicit

by Joyce Fitzpatrick and Geraldine McCarthy Springer Publishing Company
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This is the first book to clearly and fully demonstrate the process of using theory to guide nursing research and professional practice. It describes a step-by-step format for evaluating nursing theory's applicability to research, a format that links theory (both middle-range and grand theory) to research on a wide range of clinical populations and care delivery systems. The book describes how theory analysis models are used to examine various nursing phenomena as they relate to nursing research and professional practice, and provides key examples of how this is accomplished. The book takes the reader through the process of using a theory to guide research from inception of a research question to evaluation of future research. International experts in theory-related nursing research describe twelve theories that have previously been applied to research and practice and six theories that can be applied to future research and practice. Using a consistent analytic framework, each chapter applies a specific theory (from either nursing, psychology, sociology, or management) to a particular clinical population or care delivery issue. These encompass clinical, administrative, and educational nursing settings. The consistent format facilitates ease of comparison across different theories. Generous use of figures and tables further demonstrates the complex relationships between and among concepts embedded in the theories. Key Features: Demonstrates a systematic format for evaluating middle-range and grand nursing theory's applicability to researchLinks theory to clinical practice at patient population and care delivery levelsProvides a useful template for students of nursing disciplinary knowledge developmentPresents the scholarship of international researchers of theory-related nursing Includes theories from nursing, psychology, sociology, and management

Foreword Pamela G. Reed Preface Joyce J. Fitzpatrick and Geraldine McCarthy Part 1: Introduction 1. The Discipline of Nursing Joyce J. Fitzpatrick 2. Extant Nursing Models and Theories: Grand and Middle Range Theories in Nursing Mary Quinn Griffin and Margaret Landers Part 2: Theories Applied to Research 3. Symptom Management Theory Margaret Landers 4. Transitions Theory Alice Coffey 5. Theory of Planned Behavior Nicola Cornally 6. Social Support Theory Patricia Leahy-Warren 7. Health Action Process Approach Theory Elaine Lehane 8. The Judgment to Delay Model Mairin O'Mahony 9. Progressive Lowering Stress Threshold Model Mark Tyrrell 10. Cultural Competence Model Karen Bauce 11. Interpersonal Relations Theory Jeffrey Jones 12. Theory of Work Engagement Margaret O'Connor Murphy 13. Sexuality in Women: Theoretical Perspectives Vickie Cleary, Aileen Burton, and Josephine Hegarty 14. Acculturation Theory Emerson Ea Part 3: Theories Applied to Future Research and Practice 15. Story Theory Patricia Prufeta 16. Self-Transcendence Theory Jean Marie DiNapoli, Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, Leila Garcia-Ona, Deirdre O'Flaherty, and Jennifer Siller 17. Caring Theory Catrina Heffernan 18. Transformational Leadership Theory Robin Krinsky and Josiane Hickson 19. Empowerment Theory Jean Marie DiNapoli, Deirdre O'Flaherty, and Mary Joy Garcia-Dia 20. Theory of Meaning Elizabeth Weathers and Margaret Murphy Part 4: Other Theory Dimensions 21. Theory Underlying Nursing Intervention Research Bernadette Melnyk and Dianne Morrison-Beedy 22. Summary and Future Directions Geraldine McCarthy and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, where she was Dean from 1982 through 1997. She is also Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. In 1990, Dr. Fitzpatrick received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from her alma mater, Georgetown University. In 2011 she received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from the Frontier University of Nursing. She has received numerous honors and awards; she was elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 1981 and a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice in 1996. She received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature with over 300 publications. She served as co-editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research series, vols. 1-26; she edits the journals Applied Nursing Research, Archives in Psychiatric Nursing, and Nursing Education Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing. She edited three editions of the classic Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (ENR), and a series of nursing research digests. Geraldine McCarthy, PhD, RGN, is Emeritus Professor at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery University College Cork. She was Founding Head and Dean of the School which was established in 1996. From 2010-2011 she was Acting Head of College of Medicine and Health at UCC. She has been a member of a number of national and international bodies including the Nurse Education Forum, Task Force on Undergraduate Medical Education and was a Ministerial nominee to the Commission on Nursing, Health Information and Quality Authority and Fulbright Commission. Presently she is a member of the Advisory Board for the Reconfiguration of the Health Services in the Southern Region and Marymount Hospital Board. As Emeritus Professor Dr. McCarthy supervises PhD level research and leads and co-ordinates the Doctorate in Nursing program. She has also participated in EU Funded projects including one on developing leaders in Medicine in Slovakia and EU funded projects (FIRE and ELLAN) with colleagues from European countries on Facilitating Implementation of Research Evidence. She has published in excess of 130 original articles, edited seven books, authored/co-authored nine book chapters, and served on several editorial boards of nursing and health care journals. In 2013 she received an appointment from the Minister of Health for Ireland, to chair the South/South West Region Health Care Board, serving as the only nurse to chair one of six regional health boards.