An Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing helps students develop the strong reasoning skills they need for competent and caring practice. This proven book will help students understand theory, what it is, how it supports nurses and their practice and how they can use it to answer clinical questions and care for patients more effectively.
- See theorists and their theories come to life with Theorist boxes that contain a brief synopsis of the theorist’s life and a photo of the theorist (when available).
- Access an alternative to nursing process care plans with a new research-validated reasoning model, the Clinical Reasoning Plan (CRP) that uses actual nursing case studies.
- Increase understanding of how theory and reasoning are used in clinical practice through Nursing Story boxes.
- Clarify your understanding of individual support theories and nursing theories through Summaries that identify phenomenon, internal concepts or variables, propositions, external variables, and assumptions.
- Increase student mastery of theory, research, and reasoning and their application to nursing practice through Chapter Overviews, Key Words in bold face type, Chapter Outlines, Chapter Introductions, Chapter Summaries, Learning Activities, and a comprehensive Glossary.
- Find the information you need fast with anytime, anywhere access to the fully searchable text online.
By Betty Johnson, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus & Former Chair, Dept. of Nursing, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Wise, VA and Pamela Webber, PhD, FNP, Professor Division of Nursing Shemandoah University Winchester, VA.