Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Editor/Author Smith, Mary Jane and Liehr, Patricia R.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-619551-7
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 39
Book Status: Pending
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This third edition of a two-time AJN Book of the Year Award winner contains two new theories, including self-reliance theory and transitions theory. It revises and updates all other content, and provides ladders of abstraction for each theory to guide students in their appropriate use.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Foreword Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section One: 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
  • Section Two: Middle Range Theories Ready for Application
  • 4. Theories of Uncertainty in Illness - Merle H. Mishel
  • 5. Theory of Meaning - Patricia L. Starck
  • 6. Theory of Self-Transcendence - Pamela G. Reed
  • 7. Theory of Symptom Management - Janice Humphreys, Susan Janson, DorAnne Donesky, Kathleen Dracup, Kathryn A. Lee, Kathleen Puntillo, Julia A. Faucett, Bradley Aouizerat, Christine Miaskowski, Christina Baggott, Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman, Mary Barger, Linda Franck, Christine Kennedy; the UCSF School of Nursing Symptom Management Faculty Group
  • 8. The Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms - Elizabeth R. Lenz and Linda C. Pugh
  • 9. Theory of Self-Efficacy - Barbara Resnick
  • 10. Story Theory - Mary Jane Smith and Patricia R. Liehr
  • 11. Theory of Transitions - Eun-Ok Im
  • 12. Theory of Self-Reliance - John Lowe
  • 13. Theory of Cultural Marginality - Heeseung Choi
  • 14. Theory of Caregiving Dynamics - Loretta A. Williams
  • 15. Theory of Moral Reckoning - Alvita Nathaniel
  • Section Three: Concept Building for Research—Through the Lens of Middle Range Theory
  • 16. Concept Building for Research - Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith
  • 17. Yearning for Sleep While Enduring Distress: A Concept for Nursing Research - April Lynne Shapiro
  • 18. Reconceptualizing Normal - Shelley J. Greif
  • 19. Yearning to Be Recognized: From Concept Building to Proposal Development to Data Gathering and Analysis - Anthony R. Ramsey
  • 20. Catastrophic Cultural Immersion: From Concept Building to Proposal Development to Data Gathering and Analysis - Lisa Marie Wands
  • Appendix: Middle Range Theories: 1988–2012