Now in its 5th edition, Wolters Kluwer's AJN Award Winning
text,Theoretical Basis for Nursing , provides an overview of
nursing theory that includes the essential information that a
student needs to understand theory and its application to practice.
Students-with little to no knowledge of nursing theory-will gain
insight into how theory can affect their practice and make them
better nurses. In Unit I, Students are ushered through the skills
needed to develop, analyze, and evaluate theory for use in their
careers. This skill set will help students pursuing all potential
career paths-in nursing practice, research, administration,
management, and/or education. As a unique focus in Unit II, grand
theories are discussed in relation to 1) human needs, 2)
interactive process, and 3) unitary process. This unit provides the
perfect amount of information-just enough for the reader to 1)
understand the basis of the work and 2) become enticed enough in
the material to want to select one or two theories for primary
source study. Also, because of an emphasis on middle range theory
in nursing programs, the authors present an overview of selected
middle range theories, examining their origins and growth. The
broad range of middle range theories sampled will point students in
the right direction to search for others appropriate to their
practice. Some NEW! theories to this edition include
aerohemodynamic theory, transtheoretical model of change, and the
precede/proceed model. In Unit II, there will be an enhanced
discussion of Evidence-based practice (EBP) and nursing theory. As
its next frontier, nursing theory will increasingly focus on EBP
protocols, and McEwen & Wills help students understand the
inter-relatedness of theory, research, and practice. This edition
includes an enhanced discussion of the history of EBP and
practice-based evidence (PBE). In Unit III, students explore
"shared theories," benefitting from the body of knowledge that can
be distilled from other disciplines. This unit is unique to this
text, and students will discover stories of how nurses have used
shared theories in their own practice. In this edition, a NEW!
chapter called "Ethical Theories and Principles" will be included
in this unit. The text concludes with Unit IV, a summary of how
theories should be and are applied in nursing. Functioning as a
practical guide, separate chapters cover nursing practice, nursing
research, nursing administration and management, and nursing
education. The evolving development of practice theories and
importance of evidence-based practice guidelines are critical to
theory application in nursing today. NEW! In our application to
practice chapter (Chapter 19), we will add examples of the
theoretical underpinnings related to the clinical practice
guidelines. Reinforcing its emphasis on practice, both the book and
its resources on thePoint will include case studies with examples
from nursing in general through advanced practice scenarios.
Because Nursing Theory is often a reading and writing intensive
course, this text comes with a Scholarly Writing in Nursing: Best
Practices. This resource covers the basics of APA as well as good
writing principles, and it also provides weblinks to additional
resources. This edition will also feature improved indices making
content in the text easier to find quickly. This text is
accompanied by a robust instructor resource package featuring an
Instructor's Guide, Case Studies with supportive curriculum,
PowerPoints, and more. Theoretical Basis for Nursing, 5th Edition
offers an inspiring message to readers to contribute to the ongoing
development, application, analysis, and evaluation of concepts,
principles, theories, and models to advance the discipline of
nursing. According to authors McEwen & Wills, "As the health
profession with the largest number of providers, nursing has the
greatest potential to have the greatest impact on health and
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