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Applying Conceptual Models of Nursing

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Applying Conceptual Models of Nursing

SKU# 9780826180056

Quality Improvement, Research, and Practice

Author: Jacqueline Fawcett PhD, ScD (hon), RN, FAAN, ANEF

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This practical resource for nursing students, educators, researchers, and practitioners provides content about the conceptual models of nursing that are used as organizing frameworks for nursing practice, quality improvement projects, and research. Chapters break these abstract models down into their core concepts and definitions. Discussions of each model provide examples of practical application so readers can employ these organizing frameworks. This is the only book to apply these models to quality improvement projects, particularly those in DNP programs and clinical agencies.

For every conceptual model, diagrams, information boxes, and other visual elements clarify and reinforce information. Each chapter features applications of the conceptual models to a wide variety of examples, including nursing practice assessment and an intervention, a literature review and descriptive qualitative, instrument development, correlational, experimental, and mixed-method studies. Other valuable features include faculty templates for practice, quality improvement, and research methodologies for each conceptual model, along with extensive references.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on applying conceptual models in practice
  • Demonstrates how a wide range of nursing conceptual models are applied to nursing practice, quality improvement, and research
  • PowerPoint templates for each conceptual model avaliable to faculty
  • Provides abundant diagrams, boxes, and other visual elements to clarify and reinforce information
  • Includes an extensive list of references for each conceptual model

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 23, 2016
  • Page Count 436
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826180056
  • EISBN 9780826180063

About The Author(s) 

Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, ScD (Hon), RN, FAAN, ANEF, is a professor in the University of Massachusetts at Boston Department of Nursing. She has been an educator for more than 40 years, and previously has held faculty positions at the University of Connecticut and the University of Pennsylvania. She is a prolific writer, and has served as lead or coauthor for 15 books, more than 200 journal articles, and 97 chapters and monographs. Three of Dr. Fawcett's books have won American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards--The Relationship of Theory and Research (1992, with Florence S. Downs), Contemporary Nursing Knowledge (2005), and Evaluating Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (2009, with Joan Garity). She has been elected to Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Lambda Theta, and the American Academy of Nursing. She continues to serve on the editorial review panels of several journals. She received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Boston University (1964), and her master of arts degree in parent--child nursing with a minor in nursing education (1970) and a PhD in nursing (1976), both from New York University. Dr. Fawcett received a doctor of science degree Honoris Causa from Universite Laval, in Quebec, Canada (2013). She was named a Living Legend by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (2012), and received the Betty Neuman Award for Nursing Leadership from Walsh University Byers School of Nursing in North Canton, Ohio (2015).

Table of Contents 



1. Using Conceptual Models to Guide Practical Nursing Activities

2. Johnson's Behavioral System Model

3. King's Conceptual System

4. Levine's Conservation Model

5. Neuman's Systems Model

6. Orem's Self-Care Framework

7. Rogers's Science of Unitary Human Beings

8. Roy's Adaptation Model

9. The Synergy Model

10. The Transitions Framework

Appendix A: Methods for Quality Improvement Projects and Research

Appendix B: Data Analysis Techniques