Middle Range Theory For Nursing

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Edition 04
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Three-time recipient of the AJN Book of the Year Award!Praise for the third edition:"This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly."Score: 90, 4 Stars-Doody's Medical ReviewsThe fourth edition of this invaluable publication on middle range theory in nursing reflects the most current theoretical advances in the field. With five additional chapters, new content incorporates exemplars that
idge middle range theory to advanced nursing practice. Additional content for DNP programs includes two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness.This user-friendly text stresses how theory informs practice and research in the everyday world of nursing. Divided into four sections, content sets the stage for understanding middle range theory by elaborating on disciplinary perspectives, an organizing framework, and evaluation of the theory.Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition, presents a
oad spectrum of 13 middle range theories. Each theory is
oken down into its purpose, development, and conceptual underpinnings, and includes a model demonstrating the relationships among the concepts, and the use of the theory in research and practice. Including concept building for research through the lens of middle range theory, a rigorous 10-phase process that moves from a practice story to a conceptual foundation, and exemplars that clarify the concept building process, this new edition remains an essential text for advanced practice theory and research courses.New to the Fourth Edition:Reflects new theoretical advancesFive completely new chaptersNew exemplars linking middle range theory to advanced nursing practiceNew content for DNP programsTwo new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic IllnessTwo articles fromAdvances in Nursing Sciencedocumenting a meta-perspective about middle range theory development over the decadesKey Features:Provides a strong contextual foundation for understanding middle range theoryIntroduces the Ladder of Abstraction to clarify the "range" of nursing's theoretical foundationPresents 13 middle range theories with philosophical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of each theoryExamines research application through exemplars demonstrating the use of middle range theory for advanced practice nursingIncludes Appendix summarizing middle range theories from 1988 to 2017

Table of Contents
ContentsContributorsForewordJoyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAPPrefaceAcknowledgmentsShare Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth EditionI: SETTING THE STAGE FOR MIDDLE RANGE THEORIES1.Disciplinary Perspectives Linked to Middle Range TheoryMarlaine C. Smith2.Understanding Middle Range Theory by Moving Up and Down the Ladder of AbstractionMary Jane Smith and Patricia R. Liehr3.Evaluation of Middle Range Theories for the Discipline of NursingMarlaine C. SmithII: MIDDLE RANGE THEORIES READY FOR APPLICATION4.Theories of Uncertainty in IllnessMargaret F. Clayton, Marleah Dean, and Merle Mishel5.Theory of MeaningTeresa Daniel Ritchie, Suzy Mascaro Walter, and Patricia Starck6.Theory of Bureaucratic CaringMarilyn A. Ray7.Theory of Self-TranscendencePamela G. Reed8.Theory of Symptom ManagementMelinda S. Bender, Susan L. Janson, Linda S. Franck, and Kathryn Aldrich Lee9.Theory of Unpleasant SymptomsElizabeth R. Lenz and Linda C. Pugh10.Theory of Self-EfficacyBarbara Resnick11.Story TheoryPatricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith12.Theory of TransitionsEun-Ok Im13.Theory of Self-RelianceJohn Lowe14.Theory of Cultural MarginalityHeeseung Choi15.Theory of Moral ReckoningAlvita K. Nathaniel16.Theory of Self-Care of Chronic IllnessBarbara Riegel, Tiny Jaarsma, and Anna StrombergIII: CONCEPT BUILDING FOR RESEARCH-THROUGH THE LENS OF MIDDLE RANGE THEORY17.Concept Building for ResearchPatricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith18.Nature Immersion: A Concept for Nursing ResearchMisako Nagata19.Sheltering-in-Place: A Concept for Nursing ResearchKimberly Ann Wallace20.Yearning for Sleep While Enduring Distress: From Concept Building to Research Proposal DevelopmentApril L. Shapiro21.Reconceptualizing Normal: From Concept Building to Proposal DevelopmentShelley J. GreifIV: CURRENT STATE OF MIDDLE RANGE THEORYMiddle Range Theory: Spinning Research and Practice to Create Knowledge for the New MillenniumPatricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane SmithMiddle Range Theory: A Perspective on Development and UsePatricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane SmithAppendix: Published Middle Range Theories 1988-2017Index