Middle range theory for nursing / Mary Jane Smith and Patricia R. Liehr, editors. - 2nd ed. - New York : Springer Pub., ©2008. - 1 online resource (xxi, 328 pages) : illustrations - eBooks on Demand .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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. Building structures for research / Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith -- 4. Theories of uncertainty in illness / Merle H. Mishel and Margaret F. Clayton -- 5. Theory of meaning / Patricia L. Starck -- 6. Theory of self-transcendence / Pamela G. Reed -- 7. Theory of community empowerment / Cynthia Armstrong Persily and Eugenie Hildebrandt -- 8. Theory of symptom management / Janice Humphreys [and others] -- 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 family stress and adaptation / Geri LoBiondo-Wood -- 13. Theory of cultural marginality / Heeseung Choi -- 14. Theory of caregiving dynamics / Loretta A. Williams -- 15. Theory of moral reckoning / Alvita Nathaniel -- 16. Evaluation of middle range theories for the discipline of nursing / Marlaine C. Smith.

Middle Range Theory for Nursing is a textbook designed for theory and research courses in master's and doctoral programs. As described in the 2d edition of the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, middle range theory "is a basic, usable structure of ideas, less abstract than grand theory and more abstract than empirical generalizations or micro-range theory . Middle-range theories are developed and grown at the intersection of practice and research to provide guidance for everyday practice and scholarly research rooted in the discipline of nursing." In this revised and updated second edition, the authors will revise the eight theories that were examined in the first edition with published research and practice updates along with any changes in the basic concepts and models. Seven new theories will be added. Each theory is presented by the theorist in a consistent format: purpose of the theory; basic concepts; relationships among the concepts, the model; use of the theory in nursing research and/or practice; conclusions; references. Theories new to the second edition Symptom Management (Dodd et al.) Caring (Swanson) Embodied Language (Liehr et al.) Cultural Self-reliance (Lowe) Caregiver Stress (Tsai) Clinical Decision Making (Chase) Moral Reckoning (Nathaniel);chapter

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