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Social capital, rural nursing and rural nursing theory.
It has been over twenty-five years now, and I have had little occasion to contemplate nursing theory during those years, but as I have rethought my experience as a dean of nurses, I realize how much I have forgotten about Martha Rogers and her nursing theory, let alone the nursing theories of Imogene King or Dorothea Orem or the many others we considered.
In the initial portion of their work, Honors nursing students explore theoretical formulations of nursing and select a nursing theory or model to guide their study of a content area of interest.
A glossary of over 70 terms pertaining to nursing theory is included for additional guidance.
The theory is unique in that: (1) it is the only nursing theory focused explicitly on culture care as the dominant theme of nursing inquiry; (2) it is a holistic, culturally based care theory "that incorporates broad humanistic dimensions about people in their cultural life context;" and (3) it incorporates "social structure factors, such as religion, politics, economics, cultural history, life span values, kinship, philosophy of living" and "geo-environmental factors" as potential influences of culture care phenomena (Leininger, 2007, p.
Rural nursing theory also suggests residents prefer independent decision making which impacts self-care practices; experience high rates of no health insurance, and delay use of health care providers.
Instructors bring knowledge and enthusiasm to the classroom through a blend of academics, nursing theory and current practical applications.
Even today, Nightingale's contributions to nursing theory, education, practice, research, statistics, public health and healthcare reform are foundational and inspirational and her contributions to human health still continue to be revealed.
Following an overview of the attempts of the qualitative research movement and middle-range theory movement to close this relevance gap, he presents a new philosophical framework that addresses the relation of nursing theory to the evidence, other theories, and nursing practice.
A qualitative approach to nursing theory is, therefore, based on inductive reasoning and embodies principles that explain, describe, predict or control the phenomena being investigated.
The book presents sound nursing theory, therapeutic modalities and clinical applications for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders across the treatment continuum, from hospital to home setting.

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