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Middle Range Theories
Applications to Nursing Research
Second edition
by Sandra J. Peterson

Middle Range Theories thoroughly explains the process of selecting an appropriate theory for a particular nursing research study and sets forth criteria for critiquing theories.

Each chapter includes examples of research using middle-range theories, definitions of key terms, analysis exercises, reference lists, and relevant Websites. Instruments are presented in appendices.

New features of this edition include:

  • analysis questions for all theories
  • new chapters on learning theory and physiologic middle-range theories
  • "Part" introductions to frame the selection process for each middle-range theory chosen
  • a glossary of terms

Contents

Part I: Overview of Theory

  1. Introduction to the Nature of Nursing Knowledge
  2. Analysis, Evaluation, and Selection of a Middle Range Nursing Theory

Part II: Middle Range Theories: Physiological

  1. Pain: A Balance between Analgesia and Side Effects
  2. Unpleasant Symptoms
  3. Synergy Model

Part III: Middle Range Theories: Cognitive

  1. Self-efficacy

Part IV: Middle Range Theories: Emotional

  1. Chronic Sorrow

Part V: Middle Range Theories: Social

  1. Social Support
  2. Caring
  3. Interpersonal Relations

Part VI: Middle Range Theories: Integrative

  1. Modeling-Role Modeling
  2. Comfort
  3. Health-Related Quality of Life
  4. Health Promotion
  5. Deliberative Nursing Process
  6. Resilience

Appendices

  • Critical Analysis Exercises
  • Instruments

Index

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Middle Range Theories
Applications to Nursing Research
Second edition
by Sandra J. Peterson

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