An Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing by Betty Johnson PhD RN, Pamela Webber PhD FNP

By Betty Johnson PhD RN, Pamela Webber PhD FNP

Targeting aiding nursing scholars boost the robust reasoning talents worthy for useful and worrying perform, An creation to idea and Reasoning in Nursing, 4th variation demonstrates the interconnections among concept, examine, and perform. The authors aid scholars comprehend theory—what it's, the way it helps nurses and their perform, and the way they could use it to reply to scientific questions and deal with sufferers extra effectively.

This up to date Fourth version beneficial properties new summaries of person aid theories and nursing theories, new Nursing research bins, a brand new research-validated reasoning version, the medical Reasoning Plan (CRP) that makes use of genuine nursing case stories, and increased on-line instructor’s assets.

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While it is important to understand what variables are and how independent and dependent variables differ, fundamentally, they are still concepts, so both of these terms are used within this text. Propositions The word proposition is derived from the Latin word proponere, which means to put forward (McKean, 2005). Today, a proposition is a statement that has been put forward to describe the directional relationship between two or more variables. For example, the statement “increasing the amount of time a plant is in direct sunlight increases plant growth” is a proposition because it identifies the directional relationship sunlight and time have on plant growth.

As a second-year student, the meaning and significance of these facts, principles, and laws begin to expand as you apply them to the study of pharmacology. By the time you are a third- or fourth-year student and are administering potentially lethal intravenous medications, the meaning and significance of the facts, principles, and laws of chemistry as applied to nursing have expanded dramatically. If you become a nurse practitioner, then you will prescribe these potentially lethal drugs and will participate in clinical research trials to test the effectiveness and safety of new drugs, both of which require knowledge of basic chemistry.

Examples of the expanded meaning of hot include the description of the temperature outside, a hot day; a fast car, a hot rod; and a type of social dating, a hot date. Nurses also use this expanded meaning when describing a patient’s elevated temperature, hot with fever. Hence, the word hot has taken on expanded meanings and broader applications when used as a phrase as opposed to a single word. In addition to expanding the meaning of hot by using it in these contexts, its use in combination with other words, such as hot day, hot rod, hot date, and hot with fever, creates new, shared meanings that are larger than the meanings of the two separate words.

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