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Nurse Theorists & Nursing Theories   Tags: nursing, theories, theory  

An introduction to finding books, articles, videos, and Web sites about influential nurse theorists and their theories.
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To locate books owned by the Indiana University Kokomo Library, search the catalog: IUCATIUCAT is programmed to recognize the official Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).  These headings can sometimes be very formal and not necessarily intuitive.  The following terms might help you in your searching.

  • Nursing models
  • Nursing -- Philosophy
  • Nursing Theory
  • Models, Nursing
  • Philosophy, Nursing

All of the books linked below have been assigned one or more of the bulleted subject headings.  Once you have connected to the catalog record for the book, look for the live "Subject Heading"  links and click on them to see similar books.

The librarians have selected a few books that might get you started. 

 

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An Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing - Steve Johnson; Pamela B. Webber; Betty M. Johnson
Call Number: RT 84.5 .J637 2010 Stacks
ISBN: 0781791030
Publication Date: 2009

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Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Analysis and Evaluation - Jacqueline Fawcett; Susan Desanto-Madeya
Call Number: RT 84.5 .F393 2013 Stacks
ISBN: 0803627653
Publication Date: 2012
Available in hard copy and online (e-book) with authorized login. http://www.iucat.iu.edu/iuk/8175082

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Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice - Kathleen Masters
Call Number: RT 84.5 .M364 2012 Stacks
ISBN: 1449626017
Publication Date: 2011

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Nursing Theories: The Base for Professional Nursing Practice - Julia B. George
Call Number: RT 84.5 .N89 2011 Stacks
ISBN: 0135135834
Publication Date: 2010

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Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application - Martha Raile Alligood
Call Number: RT 84.5 .N94 2010 Stacks
ISBN: 0323056407
Publication Date: 2009

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Perspectives on Nursing Theory - Pamela G. Reed
Call Number: RT 84.5 .P47 2012 Stacks
ISBN: 1609137485
Publication Date: 2011

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Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice - William K. Cody
Call Number: RT 84.5 .P53 2013 Stacks
ISBN: 0763765708
Publication Date: 2013

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Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing - Lorraine Olszewski Walker
Call Number: RT 84.5 .W34 2011 Stacks
ISBN: 0132156881
Publication Date: 2010

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Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning - Kathleen Sitzman
Call Number: RT 84.5 .S53 2011 Stacks
ISBN: 0763778168
Publication Date: 2010

 

Videos

Nursing Theory: A Circle of Knowledge [videorecording]
Call Number: RT84.5 .N8787 2011 DVDs
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: Consists of a series of interviews with 6 prominent members of the nursing profession. There are discussions on nursing theory, the importance of the profession and its future.

Nursing Theory: Application to Nursing Practice [videorecording]
Call Number: RT41 .N889 2010 DVDs
Publication Date: 2010
Description: 1 videodisc (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: Nursing theory, the foundation of knowledge for the delivery of nursing care, is used to describe, explain, predict, and develop a plan of nursing care. This program shows how nursing theory is applied to nursing practice and patient care.

Theories at Work [videorecording]
Call Number: RT84.5 .T365 2011 DVDs
Publication Date: 2011
Description1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: The latest theories of excellence and effectiveness in nursing are focusing on a more holistic approach... In this film a group of nursing specialists discuss how these new theories can best help the nurse providing direct care.

 

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Guide Created By

The work for this guide was done over several months by the following librarians:

Research for this guide was done by:
Carole Petro
B.S.N.,  M.L.S.
Registered Nurse
Reference Librarian

Creation of the electronic guide was done by:
Gail MacKay
M.L.S.
Associate Librarian, Emeritus
Information Literacy Librarian

Editing of the guide was done by:
Diane J. Bever
M.L.S.
Librarian
Reference and Information Services Librarian

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