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Nurse Theorists & Nursing Theories: Databases

An introduction to finding books, articles, videos, and Web sites about influential nurse theorists and their theories.

CINAHL Search Terms

Like the catalog, the periodical databases use formal Subject Headings.  Knowing these search terms for your topic will be helpful in retrieving the most relevant articles. To get you started on individual theorists and their theories, the list below contains the headings used by the CINAHL database.  You can use these in either the Subject or Keyword searching.

THEORIST/THEORY                                                                              

  • PATRICIA BENNER
  • BENNER'S PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT MODEL                                                         
  • VIRGINIA HENDERSON
  • HENDERSON NURSING MODEL                                                 
  • DOROTHY JOHNSON
  • JOHNSON BEHAVIORAL SYTEM MODEL                                                
  • IMOGENE KING
  • KING OPEN SYSTEMS MODEL                                                               
  • MADELEINE LEININGER
  • LEININGER'S THEORY OF CULTURE CARE DIVERSITY AND UNIVERSALITY
  • MYRA LEVINE
  • LEVINE CONSERVATION MODEL 
  • BETTY NEUMAN
  • NEUMAN SYSTEMS MODEL                                                                               
  • MARGARET NEWMAN
  • NEWMAN HEALTH MODEL                                                 
  • FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
  • NIGHTINGALE'S NURSING THEORY                                            
  • DOROTHEA OREM
  • OREM SELF CARE MODEL                                                        
  • IDA JEAN ORLANDO
  • ORLANDO'S NURSING THEORY                                                      
  • ROSEMARIE PARSE
  • PARSE'S THEORY OF HUMAN BECOMING                                                     
  • HILDEGARD PEPLAU
  • PEPLAU INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS MODEL                                                   
  • MARTHA ROGERS
  • ROGER'S SCIENCE OF UNITARY HUMAN BEING                                                           
  • CALLISTA ROY
  • ROY ADAPTATION MODEL                                                                
  • JOYCE TRAVELBEE
  • TRAVELBEE INTERPERSONAL THEORY                                                       
  • JEAN WATSON
  • WATSON'S THEORY OF CARING                                                                

 

Databases

Library databases are great sources for locating scholarly periodical articles written by or about nurse theorists and their respective theories. Here are some suggestions for where to begin your research:

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