Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition

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Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition

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Editors:

  • Mary Jane Smith PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Patricia Liehr PhD, RN
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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 Reviews

The 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 bridge 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 broad spectrum of 13 middle range theories. Each theory is broken 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 advances
  • Five completely new chapters
  • New exemplars linking middle range theory to advanced nursing practice
  • New content for DNP programs
  • Two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness
  • Two articles from Advances in Nursing Science documenting a meta-perspective about middle range theory development over the decades

Key Features:

  • Provides a strong contextual foundation for understanding middle range theory
  • Introduces the Ladder of Abstraction to clarify the “range” of nursing’s theoretical foundation
  • Presents 13 middle range theories with philosophical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of each theory
  • Examines research application through exemplars demonstrating the use of middle range theory for advanced practice nursing
  • Includes Appendix summarizing middle range theories from 1988 to 2017

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 12, 2018
  • Page Count 424
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826159915

Table of Contents 

Contents

Contributors

Foreword Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP

Preface

Acknowledgments

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I: 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

II: MIDDLE RANGE THEORIES READY FOR APPLICATION

4. Theories of Uncertainty in Illness

Margaret F. Clayton, Marleah Dean, and Merle Mishel

5. Theory of Meaning

Teresa Daniel Ritchie, Suzy Mascaro Walter, and Patricia Starck

6. Theory of Bureaucratic Caring

Marilyn A. Ray

7. Theory of Self-Transcendence

Pamela G. Reed

8. Theory of Symptom Management

Melinda S. Bender, Susan L. Janson, Linda S. Franck, and Kathryn Aldrich Lee

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 Transitions

Eun-Ok Im

13. Theory of Self-Reliance

John Lowe

14. Theory of Cultural Marginality

Heeseung Choi

15. Theory of Moral Reckoning

Alvita K. Nathaniel

16. Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness

Barbara Riegel, Tiny Jaarsma, and Anna Stromberg

III: CONCEPT BUILDING FOR RESEARCH—THROUGH THE LENS OF MIDDLE RANGE THEORY

17. Concept Building for Research

Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith

18. Nature Immersion: A Concept for Nursing Research

Misako Nagata

19. Sheltering-in-Place: A Concept for Nursing Research

Kimberly Ann Wallace

20. Yearning for Sleep While Enduring Distress: From Concept Building to Research Proposal Development

April L. Shapiro

21. Reconceptualizing Normal: From Concept Building to Proposal Development

Shelley J. Greif

IV: CURRENT STATE OF MIDDLE RANGE THEORY

Middle Range Theory: Spinning Research and Practice to Create Knowledge for the New Millennium

Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith

Middle Range Theory: A Perspective on Development and Use

Patricia R. Liehr and Mary Jane Smith

Appendix: Published Middle Range Theories 1988–2017

Index