Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

Editors: Janie B. Butts, RN, PhD and Karen L. Rich, RN, PhD

Year First Published – 2010
Major Concepts

Nursing science
Nursing theory
Nursing models
Interdisciplinary philosophies and theories
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Brief Description 

The five parts of the book are: foundations of nursing science; the structure and function of theory; interdisciplinary philosophies and theories, select nursing models and theories, and tools for integrating and disseminating knowledge in advanced nursing practice. The foundations section includes chapters addressing philosophy of science, evolution of nursing science, and a philosophical perspective of the essentials of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The structure and function part includes chapters addressing theory as practice and components and levels of nursing knowledge. The interdisciplinary part includes chapters addressing complexity science, critical theory, feminist ethics, ethical theories, learning theories, health behavior theories, interpersonal relationships theories, environmental philosophies and theories, economic theories, organizational and leadership theories, quality improvement theories, and health equity and disparities theories The nursing models and theories part includes chapters addressing models and theories of nursing goals and functions, human existence and universal energy, competencies and skills, caring, and culture, as well as the praxis theory of suffering. The tools part includes chapters addressing theory testing and evaluation and using theories in evidence-based advance nursing practice. .

Book Editions

Butts, J. B., & Rich, K. L. (Eds.). (2017). Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice (3rd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Butts, J. B., & Rich, K. L. (Eds.). (2014). Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice. 2nd Edition. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Butts, J. B., & Rich, K. L. (Eds.). (2010). Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Editors

Janie B. Butts 

Dr. Butts holds the rank of professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.

 

 

Karen L. Rich 

Dr. Rich holds the rank of associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi in Long Branch, MS.