Middle Range Theories : Application to Nursing Research and Practice
Bredow, Timothy S.
The most complete and detailed book devoted to middle range theories, Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research and Practice delivers expert advice on selecting the appropriate theory for a nursing research project and helps students develop the critical thinking skills needed to effectively critique theories. Each theory chapter details examples of the theory’s use in research and its application to clinical practice, as well as critical thinking exercises and a variety of essential tools for the nurse researcher. This Fifth Edition is updated with valuable project management guidance detailing everything students need to confidently plan, manage and evaluate a project. NEW! Project management chapter familiarizes students with the process and tools for successful project planning, management and evaluation.NEW! Project Management boxes demonstrate the effective application of theory to relevant research and practice projects.UPDATED! Using Middle Range Theories in Researchoutlines the research process and provides examples of the use of theory in published research.UPDATED! Using Middle Range Theories in Practice boxes help students apply theories to specific clinical scenarios.Using Middle Range Theories in Projects boxes prepare students to effectively apply theories in graduate programs and clinical practice.Critical Thinking Exercises at the end of each chapter engage readers in analysis of the theory and its application to practice.Key Terms clarify chapter concepts at a glance.