Easy to read without diluting the complexity of the content, Theoretical Basis for Nursing, Fourth Edition is the most contemporary and concise nursing theory etextbook on the market. This acclaimed book focuses on the application of theory, as well as the study, analysis, and critique of theories. With this approach, authors Evelyn M. Wills and Melanie McEwen inspire students to appreciate nursing theory and its ability to transform their practice, while helping them build skills they will use in developing, analyzing, and evaluating theory in their future careers.
The textbookbook covers “shared” theories (from other disciplines in the behavioral, sociological, and biomedical sciences); organizes grand theories based on human needs, and the unitary process, the interactive process; and demonstrates applications of theory in nursing practice, nursing research, nursing administration and management, and nursing education.
This 4th Edition strengthens its focus on the connection between theory and practice. This edition also includes a new chapter on evidence-based practice and additional learning activities online.