The Essential Concepts of Nursing: Building Blocks for Practice

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John R. Cutcliffe, Hugh P. McKenna
Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2005 - Medical - 368 pages
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For the first time, leading authorities come together to offer their expertise as they present the building blocks and concepts of nursing theory.

Provides an explanation of concepts necessary as building block of theoryResearch basedDraws extensively on literatureExperienced contributors and editors, all leading experts in their fields
 

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Contents

An introduction to concepts and their analyses
1
A concept analysis of abuse
15
A concept analysis of caring
33
A concept analysis of comfort
51
A concept analysis of coping
65
A concept analysis of dignity
77
The concept of empathy
93
A critical examination of the concept of empowerment
109
Taking humour seriously an analysis of the concept
213
An analysis of loneliness as a concept of importance
229
A concept analysis of shame
243
Towards a praxis theory of suffering
257
A concept analysis of therapeutic touch
287
A concept analysis of therapeutic relationships
301
Towards an understanding of trust
317
A concept analysis of vulnerability
331

A concept analysis of facilitation
125
Delineating the concept of fatigue using a pragmatic
141
Grief an analysis of the concept as it relates
161
Diversity or divisiveness? A critical analysis of hope
179
The evolution of concept analysis where do we
349
Index
363
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