The Essential Concepts of Nursing: Building Blocks for Practice

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 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 theory
  • Research based
  • Draws extensively on literature
  • Experienced 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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