Nursing Theories: Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations, Second Edition

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Hesook Suzie Kim, PhD, RN, Ingrid Kollak, PhD, RN
Springer Publishing Company, Jul 29, 2005 - Medical - 309 pages
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This second edition is the perfect companion to original theoretical works in nursing for a better understanding of both the theories themselves and the essential questions about nursing theory development. Rather than being a nursing theory survey, the text provides the reader with a deeper understanding of nursing theories through examining them in their conceptual and philosophical contexts. This is a work of international collaboration, with distinguished nurse scholars from the United States, Germany, and Norway, organized around major themes in nursing and health care into which information on specific nursing theories is integrated. It is designed for advanced nursing students, educators, and others interested in nursing theory and concepts.

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1 Introduction
2 Human Needs and Nursing Theory
3 Adaptation As a Basic Conceptual Focus in Nursing Theories
4 The Concept of SelfCare
5 The Concept of Interaction in Theory and Practice
6 The Concept of Need in Nursing Theory
7 The Concept of Holism
8 Systems Theory and Nursing Theories
11 Pragmatism Nursing and Nursing Knowledge Development
An Approach for Nursing
13 EvidenceBased Nursing for Practice and Science
14 Transculturality and Nursing
On the Genesis and Functioning of Therapeutic Deinstitutionalization
16 Postscript
Synopsis of Selected Nursing Theories and Conceptual Models
Selected MiddleRange Theories in Nursing

9 Existentialism and Phenomenology in Nursing Theories
A Focus on Caring

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About the author (2005)

Hesook Suzie Kim, PhD, RN, has been professor of nursing at the University of Rhode Island since 1979 and Professor II at the Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo in Norway from 1992 to 2003. She is professor emerita of nursing at the University of Rhode Island, from which she retired in 2004, and currently holds the professorship at Buskerud University College in Norway. Dr. Kim had taught at the University of Rhode Island since 1973 and was dean of the College of Nursing there from 1983 to 1988. Her PhD is in sociology from Brown University, and her nursing degrees (BS and MS) are from Indiana University. she has published extensively in the area of nursing epistemology, theory development in nursing, the nature of nursing practice, and collaborative decision-making in nursing practice as well as in various areas of clinical nursing research. Most notably, Dr. Kim is the author of a seminal book on the metaparadigm of nursing originally published in 1983, entitled "The Nature of Theoretical Thinking in Nursing, "the second edition of which was published in 2000.

Ingrid Kollak holds a doctorate in literature and is a registered nurse. Currently she is Professor, Alice-Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASFH), in Berlin, and since 1995, has acted as chair Division of Health and Nursing Management there, with previous teaching in the Bachelors and Master programs. She is well noted in the US for her work in the conceptual bases for nursing theories and in the EU for her work on intercultural perspectives at play in health care. She is editor of three books in the field of nursing, and is the author of Springer Publishing's title "Yoga for Nurses"Dr. Kollak authors a monthly yoga column in the German journal Health Professions.

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