Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing / Edition 5 available in Paperback
- Recent theory development work being done by nurses;
- Emergent philosophical views that reflect increased diversity;
- International nursing theory development.
- Updated material through-out
- Preliminary Notes that engage the reader with a personal voice.
MARKET: Nursing Professionals.
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About the Author
Kay C. Avant, PhD, RN, FNI, FAAN, retired as Professor Emeritus in 2016. She has also had a lifelong interest in nursing knowledge development and maternal-infant health. She received her diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital, Dallas; her BSN from Texas Christian University; her MSN from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; and her PhD from Texas Woman’s University. She completed post-doctoral work in community and school health nursing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Her teaching included philosophy of science, theoretical development of nursing, and informatics. Her research interests are primarily in standardized language development, and global health of women and children.
Table of Contents
1. Theory in Nursing: Past to Present
2. Using Knowledge Development and Theory to Inform Practice
3. Approaches to Theory Development Used in This Book
PART II. Derivation Strategies
4. Concept Derivation
5. Statement Derivation
6. Theory Derivation
PART III. Synthesis Strategies
7. Concept Synthesis
8. Statement Synthesis
9. Theory Synthesis
PART IV. Analysis Strategies
10. Concept Analysis
11. Statement Analysis
12. Theory Analysis
PART V. Perspectives on Theory and Its Credibility
13. Concept, Statement, and Theory Testing