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The Nature of Theoretical Thinking in Nursing

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The Nature of Theoretical Thinking in Nursing

SKU# 9780826105875

Third Edition

Author: Hesook Suzie Kim PhD, RN


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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

This is a well-written, thought-provoking book on theoretical thinking and knowledge development in nursing." Score: 93, 4 stars.óDoody's Medical Reviews

The past decade has seen tremendous growth and enrichment in nursing's theoretical work. This third edition has therefore been updated, revised, and expanded to cover the gamut of recent developments in theoretical thinking in nursing. This book presents a systematic framework that can be used to examine elements in the field of nursing and posits important concepts that have emerged in the field.

The chapters help to enhance readers' understanding about how conceptualizations and theoretical statements are developed and refined in nursing while simultaneously offering a typology of conceptual domains that can be used to delineate theoretical elements essential to nursing. This third edition retains the previous typology of four domains: the domain of client, the client-nurse domain, the domain of practice, and the environment domain."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 03, 2010
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826105875
  • EISBN 9780826105882

Table of Contents 


1.      Introduction

2.      Terminology in Theoretical Thinking

3.      Nursing Epistemology

4.      Conceptual Domains in Nursing: A Framework for Theoretical Analysis

5.      Theoretical Analysis of Phenomena in the Domain of Client

6.      Theoretical Analysis of Phenomena in the Client-Nurse Domain

7.      Theoretical Analysis of Phenomena in the Domain of Practice

8.      Theoretical Analysis of Phenomena in the Domain of Environment

9.      Theory Development in Nursing

10.  Concluding Remarks: Issues in Theoretical Development in Nursing