Measurement Of Nursing Outcomes 2nd Edition

Author by : Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Description : This thoroughly updated and revised new edition of the award-winning series on measurement presents nearly 80 actual, tested intruments for assessing nursing outcomes in a multitude of settings and situations. Each tool is accompanied by a descriptive essay that includes information on purpose, administration, scoring, and reliability and validity. Whether you are interested in measuring patient outcomes, evaluating patient learning, or assessing the effectiveness of teaching and learning in a nursing school, this compendium can provide the authoritative tools you need. Volume 1: Measuring Nursing Performance in Practice, Education, and Research Carolyn Feher Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN and Louise Sherman Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN 2001 Volume 2: Client Outcomes and Quality of Care Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN and Coleen DiIorio, PhD, RN, FAAN December 2002 Volume 3: Self Care and Coping Ora Leah Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN and Coleen DiIorio, PhD, RN, FAAN December 2002


Measurement Of Nursing Outcomes

Author by : Carolyn Feher Waltz
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Measurement Of Nursing Outcomes 2nd Edition

Author by : Louise Sherman Jenkins, PhD, RN
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Description : This is a compendium of over 30 tools for the measurement of professional and educational outcomes in nursing. It is a second edition of the award winning series of books on measuring outcomes in nursing. The tools and methods are presented with attention to purpose and utility, conceptual basis, development, testing, and reliability and validity assessments. Major topic areas focus on clinical decision making and performance in education and practice, student outcomes, and research. In most cases the complete measurement instrument is included in the book.


Measurement Of Nursing Outcomes 2nd Edition

Author by : Louise Sherman Jenkins, PhD, RN
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Description : This is a compendium of over 30 tools for the measurement of professional and educational outcomes in nursing. It is a second edition of the award winning series of books on measuring outcomes in nursing. The tools and methods are presented with attention to purpose and utility, conceptual basis, development, testing, and reliability and validity assessments. Major topic areas focus on clinical decision making and performance in education and practice, student outcomes, and research. In most cases the complete measurement instrument is included in the book.


Dhhs Publication No Nih

Author by : Anonim
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Nursing Outcomes Classification Noc Measurement Of Health Outcomes 5

Author by : Sue Moorhead
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Description : Suitable for clinicians, students, educators, researchers, and administrators in various clinical, educational and research venues, this title includes specific indicators that can be used as intermediate outcomes or to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. This text standardizes the terminology and criteria for measurable or desirable outcomes as a result of interventions performed by nurses. Clinicians, students, educators, researchers, and administrators in a variety of clinical, educational and research venues can use the classification, which serves as an important focus for both cost containment and effective care. This new edition is even more comprehensive and includes specific indicators that can be used as intermediate outcomes or to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement.


Nursing Outcomes Classification Noc E Book

Author by : Sue Moorhead
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Description : Promoting safe and effective nursing care, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 5th Edition standardizes the terminology and criteria needed to measure and evaluate outcomes that result from nursing interventions. Nearly 500 research-based nursing outcome labels — including 107 that are NEW to this edition — help to standardize expected patient outcomes. Specific indicators make it easier to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. Written by an expert author team led by Sue Moorhead, this book is ideal for practicing nurses, students, educators, researchers, and administrators seeking to improve cost containment and patient outcomes. 490 research-based nursing outcome labels promote standardization of expected patient outcomes. Definitions, lists of indicators, publication facts lines, and references provide all of the information you need to understand outcomes. A label name, definition, set of indications, 5 point Likert measurement scale, a publication facts line, and selected references are presented for each outcomes. Linkages between NOC outcomes and 2012-2014 NANDA-I Diagnoses and Functional Health Patterns promote clinical decision-making. Core outcomes are included for specialty practice across care settings. 107 NEW outcome labels allow you to better define patient outcomes that are responsive to nursing care. NEW! Health Management class added to the NOC taxonomy includes outcomes that describe the individual’s role in the management of an acute or chronic condition.


Outcome Assessment In Advanced Practice Nursing

Author by : Dr. Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM
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Description : The fifth edition of this award-winning text continues to be the only advanced practice nursing resource to focus exclusively on outcome assessment, an integral aspect of quantifying the effectiveness of care, both clinically and financially. Written by expert practitioners, educators, and researchers, this text analyzes the foundations of outcome assessment, provides guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring results, and discusses design and implementation challenges. It also covers specialty areas of practice and specialty-specific considerations for outcome evaluation. This revision provides APRN students, educators, and administrators with the most up-to-date resources and information on measuring outcomes of practice. The fifth edition has a strong focus on practice-specific quality metrics and covers a recent national collaborative project that showcased outcomes of nurse-led initiatives as part of the Choosing Widely Campaign. Additionally, the fifth edition now includes an outcome assessment template to aid in the application of content. New to the Fifth Edition: Discusses a recent national collaborative project showcasing outcomes of nurse-led initiatives as part of the Choosing Widely Campaign A new outcome assessment template to aid in the practical application of content New exemplars demonstrating practical application in a variety of settings Includes examples of APRN roles and impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic Increased coverage of DNP competencies and scope of practice Covers updates on NP competencies and their impact on care Key Features: Covers specialty areas of practice and specialty-specific considerations for outcome evaluation Offers guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring the results Describes potential pitfalls of design and implementation Includes an instructor's manual including algorithms and teaching tools Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.


Resources For Nursing Research

Author by : Cynthia Clamp
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : 'The 4th edition of this extensive text is an outstanding resource prepared by nurses (and a librarian) for nurses. In a structured and helpful style it presents thousands of items from the literature - published papers, reports, books and electronic resources - as a clear, accessible, and most of all useful collection. The efforts to signpost and lead the reader to the sought-for information are effective and well-conceived, and the "How to use this book" section is remarkably simple...the book should be found in every nursing and health library, every research institute and centre, and close to many career researchers' desks' - RCN Research This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research, and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. Designed to act as a 'signpost' to available literature in the area, this Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care and the social sciences. Entries are concise, informative and accessible, and are arranged under three main sections: · 'Sources of Literature' covers the process of literature searching, including using libraries and other tools for accessing literature · 'Methods of Inquiry' includes an introduction to research, how to conceptualize and design nursing and health research, measurement and data collection, and the interpretation and presentation of data · 'The Background to Research in Nursing' encompasses the development of nursing research; the profession's responsibilities; the role of government; funding; research roles and careers; and education for research. Fully revised and updated, the Fourth Edition includes just under 3000 entries, of which 90% are new. It has extensive coverage of US, UK literature and other international resources. This new edition will be an essential guide for all those with an interest in nursing research, including students, teachers, librarians, practitioners and researchers.


Advanced Concepts In Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care

Author by : June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
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Publisher by : Demos Medical Publishing
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Description : The nurse plays a vital role as an educator, care provider, and advocate for patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The companion book to an earlier work, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition examines complex issues in MS management and reflects a new philosophy of MS care: one of empowerment. The focus is on the numerous settings in which MS nurses practice, as well as their many roles and responsibilities in managing this highly variable disease. It will provide the reader with an updated view of MS along with a greater understanding of its lifelong impact. Special features of the second edition include: A new chapter on sustaining hope in MS patients A new chapter on treatment of acute exacerbations A new chapter on emerging intravenous therapies Expanded sections on pain, depression, and skin care with frequent injections The book is divided into sections dealing with the disease itself, advanced practice requirements for nurses, and advanced symptom management. Contributors to Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition are nurse clinicians and researchers who work in geographically diverse practice settings throughout North America and Europe. The book will provide nurses with tools and strategies to improve the lives affected by multiple sclerosis and to reinforce the role of the nurse in managing it.


Health Care Outcomes

Author by : Dominick L. Flarey
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Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : The transformation in the health care industry, begun over a decade ag o, will continue well into the 21st century. And the dominant theme in the new millennium is likely to be collaborative practice and outcome s-based health care delivery. A collection of the most current and inn ovative presentations in path-based, collaborative practices, this boo k focuses on the design, implementation and analysis of outcomes for t he heavy volume DRGs. For each DRG, the authors present two to three s tandard clinical pathways, and then show how those pathways can be man ipulated to alter outcomes. Health Care Outcomes covers topics in Resp iratory, Neonatal/Pediatric, General Surgery, Orthopaedic, and Geriatr ic Care. A comprehensive collection of critical pathways and outcomes maps being used by leading hospitals and health care agencies around t he country, this is an important reference for developing path-based c are models, or revising critical paths and outcomes maps.


Outcome Assessment In Advanced Practice Nursing

Author by : Ruth M. Kleinpell
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Description : This book provides up-to-date resources and examples of outcome measures, tools and methods that can be used by APNs in their quest to keep pace with new developments in the rapidly expanding field of outcome measurement. The chapter authors, recognized expert practitioners, offer invaluable insight into the process of conducting outcomes assessments in all APN practice, including the clinical nurse, nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist and certified nurse midwife practice specialties. Detailed figures, tables, and examples of outcome studies from actual research in APN practice make this an essential resource for evaluating the true impact the advanced practice nurse has on the delivery and fulfillment of care.


Holistic Nursing

Author by : Barbara Montgomery Dossey
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Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Third Edition is for all nurses who are interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of holistic nursing. the book can be used as a basic text in undergraduate, elective, and continuing education courses. It provides a user-friendly nursing process format, standards of holistic nursing practice care plans with patient outcomes, outcome criteria, and evaluation guidelines for clinical practice to nurses in acute care, home care, and hospice, and those who are clinical specialists, educators, and bedside practitioners.


Essential Readings In Holistic Nursing

Author by : Cathie E. Guzzetta
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Description : AACN Protocols for Practice: Healing Environments discusses the benefits of creating a healing environment for critically ill patients and their families and how changes to a patient's environment can promote healing. Family needs, visitation, complementary therapies, and pain management are also covered.


Nursing Sensitive Outcomes

Author by : Joan Almost
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Description : This text is an invaluable resource for nurse researchers, scholars, and health care professionals committed to effective, quality nursing care as evidenced by nursing-sensitive outcomes measurement. The authors provide a comprehensive review of literature specific to outcomes measurement for self-care, symptom control, pain, adverse occurrences, and patient satisfaction.


Patient Outcomes Research

Author by : Anonim
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Nursing Theorists And Their Work E Book

Author by : Martha Raile Alligood
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Find the thinking of 39 leading nursing theorists in one comprehensive text! Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 10th Edition provides a clear, in-depth look at nursing theories of historical and international significance. Each chapter presents a key nursing theory or philosophy, showing how systematic theoretical evidence can enhance decision making, professionalism, and quality of care. Lead author Martha Raile Alligood is known nationally and internationally for her expertise in nursing theory. A classic in the field of nursing theory, this text uses objective critiques, case studies, and critical thinking activities to bridge the gap between nursing theory and application. Scholars specializing in the work of a specific nursing theorist write each theorist chapter, often having worked closely with the theorists, to provide the most accurate and complete information. Case studies at the end of each theorist chapter put the theory into a larger perspective, demonstrating how it can be applied to practice. Critical thinking activities at the end of each theorist chapter help you understand the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical situations. Diagrams and graphics help you to visualize and better understand abstract concepts and theories. History of nursing theory development includes its significance to the discipline and practice of the nursing profession. Brief summary sections in theorist chapters enhance comprehension and make it easier to review for tests. Major Concepts & Definitions box in each theorist chapter outlines a theory’s most significant ideas and clarifies vocabulary. Points for Further Study section at the end of each chapter indicates sources of additional information. References at the end of theorist chapters list the author’s primary and secondary sources of information. NEW theorists, chapter authors, and case studies provide research and expertise from countries across the world. NEW references and bibliographies demonstrate the ever-increasing use of nursing theory globally.


The Nurse As Executive

Author by : Barbara Stevens Barnum
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Description : This new edition of Aspen's bestselling book, The Nurse as Executive, has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the significant cha nges in nursing management. The nurse executive's role as a member of the executive team is examined, as well as the nurse executive's role in health care issues, such as quality, outcomes, team building, and c ost containment. Organizing the book around the new resource-driven ma nagement model rather than the goal-driven management model makes this book unique and distinguishes it from other management texts.


Measurement In Nursing And Health Research

Author by : Carolyn Feher Waltz
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Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!. Now in its third edition, this classic text on the how-to's of measurement presents the basic principles and terminology, along with practical information, on how to design and implement measurement instruments in nursing and health care. The book is for nurses in a variety of roles, including student, educator, clinician, researcher, administrator, and consultant. An appendix of data sources and other measurement resources, including internet sites, completes the book.


Individualized Care

Author by : Riitta Suhonen
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This contributed book is based on more than 20 years of researches on patient individuality, care and services of the continuously changing healthcare system. It describes how research results can be used to respond to challenges on individuality in healthcare systems. Service users’, patients’ or clients’ point of views on care and health services are urgently needed. This book describes the conceptualisation of the individualized nursing care phenomenon and the process development of the measuring instruments of that phenomenon in different contexts. It describes results from a variety of clinical contexts about individualized nursing care and explains factors associated with the perceptions and delivery of individualized nursing care from different point of views. This book may appeal to clinicians, nurses practitioners and researchers from many fields.


Nursing Outcomes

Author by : Diane Doran
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Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Description : physical edition. Nursing Outcomes: State of the Science is an invaluable resource for nurse researchers, scholars, and health care professionals committed to effective, quality nursing care as evidenced by nursing-sensitive outcomes measurement. This text concentrates on outcome indicators which focus on how patients and their conditions are affected by their interaction with nursing staff. Each chapter includes a concept analysis of the outcome concept; then defining characteristics are identified and a conceptual definition is proposed. Factors that influence the outcome concept are discussed, as well as the consequences for clients' health and well-being. The strength of the evidence is reviewed concerning the sensitivity of the outcome concept to nursing structure variables and nursing/processes interventions. The author offers a comprehensive synthesis of the literature, critically reviews the quality of the evidence, and provides direction for the selection of outcome variables


Assessing And Measuring Caring In Nursing And Health Sciences Watson S Caring Science Guide Third Edition

Author by : Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
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Description : The only text to contain a broad range of validated instruments to measure caring. This text is the only comprehensive and accessible collection of validated and reliable instruments for care measurement in clinical and educational nursing and health professions research. These measurements address quality of care; patient, client, and nurse perceptions of caring; and caring behaviors, abilities, and efficacy. The third edition is updated throughout and includes a comprehensive literature review of the research and measurement of caring. It features several new tools and instruments, and updates all established tools and instruments to reflect how each has been used in the past ten years. The third edition also presents a new chapter on assessing and measuring caring in digital/cyberspace settings, discusses global developments in assessing and measuring caring, and provides an updated section dedicated to the challenges and future directions of caring measurement. Each tool/instrument is presented according to a standard framework for ease of use. This framework includes a description of each tool/instrument and its origin, its development and use, key citations for its use, and its theoretical origin and access. New to the Third Edition: Includes a comprehensive literature review of the research and measurement of caring Updates all instruments and tools to reflect how each has been used in the past ten years Presents new instruments including “Student Perceptions of Caring Online” Offers an updated section dedicated to challenges and future directions of the measurement of caring Provides new chapter on assessing and measuring caring in digital/cyberspace settings Updates references to reflect new literature Discusses global developments in assessing and measuring caring Key Features: Contains a broad range of validated instruments to measure caring in an expanding array of health care settings including clinical, academic, and community Serves as a valuable resource for PhD, DNP, and other graduate students to support their dissertations and projects Constitutes a key resource in clinical settings where clinicians have opportunities to measure caring among nurses, patients, and interdisciplinary colleagues Aids health care institutions applying for Magnet Status


Outcome Assessment In Advanced Practice Nursing Second Edition

Author by : Ruth M. Kleinpell
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Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice Nursing category Named a Doody's Core Title "This is an excellent and timely tool for advanced practice nurses." Score: 100, 5 stars -Doody's Medical Reviews Measuring the results of APN care has become increasingly important as a way to demonstrate the significant impact of APN nurses on practice outcomes. The third edition of this award-winning volume has been updated to provide the most current knowledge, perspectives, and research on assessing outcomes of APN care. It addresses not only the health outcomes of APN practice but the economic impact of APN care as well. Chapters discuss outcome measurement in all areas of advance practice nursing, including identifying outcomes in specialty areas and in community and ambulatory settings. The text provides detailed descriptions of how to conduct outcomes assessments, how to locate the most current instruments and measures for APN assessment, and perspectives on international initiatives in APN assessment. Examples of outcomes studies at the DNP level are culled from the most current published projects. Written by expert practitioners, educators, and researchers in APN outcomes assessment, this book will provide the essential information to help all APNs-regardless of specialty area or practice setting-to increase their skill level in designing outcomes-focused clinical research, selecting instruments, and analyzing outcomes data as critical components of their professional practice role. The third edition is completely updated and expanded to include: A new chapter on assessing outcomes at the DNP level through data gained from the most current research An expanded literature review on outcomes measurement research Guidelines for selecting assessment instruments Perspectives on an international initiative for the development of an APN research data collection toolkit New chapter objectives and critical discussion questions Updated web links


Contemporary Nursing Knowledge

Author by : Jacqueline Fawcett
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Publisher by : F.A. Davis
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Description : The 3rd Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award-Winner helps you answer those questions with a unique approach to the scientific basis of nursing knowledge. Using conceptual models, grand theories, and middle-range theories as guidelines you will learn about the current state and future of nurse educators, nurse researchers, nurse administrators, and practicing nurses.


Nursing Research

Author by : Denise F. Polit
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Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : This graduate level nursing research textbook continues the expansion of coverage on qualitative research, including important issues for specific qualitative traditions such as grounded theory, phenomenology and ethnography. Developing solid evidence for practice will be emphasized throughout the text, and important evaluative concepts like reliability, validity, and trustworthiness will be introduced. Other new features include stronger international content (with an emphasis on Canadian and Australian research), inclusion of “tips” in boxes located in appropriate places throughout the chapters, and the use of summary bullet points. This edition will now offer a free Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/polit.


Nursing Theorists And Their Work

Author by : Martha Raile Alligood
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : The most comprehensive of its kind, Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 8th Edition provides an in-depth look at 39 theorists of historical, international, and significant importance. Each chapter features a clear, consistent presentation of a key nursing philosophy or theory. Case studies, critical thinking activities, and in-depth objective critiques of nursing theories help bridge the gap between theory and application. Critical Thinking Activities at the end of each theorist chapter help you to process the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical practice situations.A case study at the end of each theorist chapter puts the theory into a larger perspective, demonstrating how it can be applied to practice.A Brief Summary in each theorist chapter helps you review for tests and confirm your comprehension.A Major Concepts & Definitions box included in each theorist chapter outlines the theory's most significant ideas and clarifies content-specific vocabulary.Each theorist chapter is written by a scholar specializing in that particular theorist's work, often having worked closely with the theorists, to provide the most accurate and complete information possible. Beginning chapters provide a strong foundation on the history and philosophy of science, logical reasoning, and the theory development process.Diagrams for theories help you visualize and better understand inherently abstract concepts.Pictures of theorists, as well as a listing of contact information for each individual, enables you to contact the source of information directly.Theorist chapters have been reviewed and edited by the theorist, validating the accounts set forth in the text for currency and accuracy.An extensive bibliography at the conclusion of each theorist chapter outlines numerous primary and secondary sources of information, ideal for both undergraduate and graduate research projects. NEW! Quotes from the theorist make each complex theory more memorable.NEW! Chapter on Afaf Meleis profiles a theorist who has shaped theoretical development in nursing and explores her "transition theory."NEW! Need to Know Information is highlighted to streamline long, complex passages and help you review key concepts.NEW! Points for Further Study at the end of each chapter direct you to assets available for additional information.