Nursing Models for Practice - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702037733

Nursing Models for Practice

3rd Edition

Authors: Alan Pearson Barbara Vaughan Mary Fitzgerald
eBook ISBN: 9780702037733
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 7th December 2004


This third edition will include learning objectives and learning activities for students as well as pursuing a fresh approach to exploring the components of a nursing model of care. Chapters on extant nursing models will be retained, but the role of these models and the evidence of their usefullness in contemporary practice will also be examined.

'Nursing Models for Practice 3rd edition' is designed to become an essential foundation text for pre-registration and undergraduate students of nursing and will draw on the extensive feedback received by the authors from nursing teachers and students.

Table of Contents

Nursing as theory laden practice. Developing an evidence base for practice. Models for practice. The Basis of Models. The traditional model for nursing practice. Common Characteristics of nursing models: the patient or client. Common characteristics of nursing models - the nurse and nursing. The activities of living model for nursing. The self-care model for nursing. An adaptation model for nursing. The health care systems model for nursing. A goal attainment model for nursing. A development model for nursing. Humanistic nursing theory. Human becoming. Human science and human caring. Analysing and evaluating models for practice. Using a nursing model.


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About the Author

Alan Pearson

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director, Joanna Briggs Institute, Royal Adelaide Hospital; Adelaide Professor of Nursing, La Trobe University; Adjunct Professor, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Barbara Vaughan

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Director of Nursing Development, King's Fund Centre for Health Service Development, London, UK

Mary Fitzgerald

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, University of Newcastle and Central Coast Health, Australia