Comparing Nurse Theorists

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The beginning:
Comparing Nurse Theorists
Working under the umbrella of the Conceptual System promoted by Imogene King, Katherine
Kolcaba
and Christina
Sieloff
have created their own offshoots of the theory. Although different in some ways,
Kolcaba’s
Comfort Theory and
Sieloff’s
Theory of Group Outcome show similarities with the Conceptual System that suggest the beginning of a trend in both nursing and health care as a whole (Van Sell and
Kalofissudis
, n. d.).
The term “theory” is defined as “a creative and rigorous structuring of ideas that project a tentative, purposeful, and systematic view of phenomenon” (Van Sell and
Kalofissudis
, n. d.). When a phenomenon is deconstructed validation of new and old knowledge is discovered. This view of a...
The end:
.....ent (
Tomey
&
Alligood
, 2006).
References
King's Conceptual System: Three Interacting Systems. (n. d.). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.geocities.com/nursinginquiry2002/anabelle/imogeneking3.html
Kolcaba
, K. (2002). An Introduction to Comfort Theory Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.thecomfortline.com/
Theory of Group Outcome Attainment within Organizations. (n. d.). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://theoryofnursinggrouppower.googlepages.com/
Tomey
, A. M., &
Alligood
, M. R. (2006). Nursing theorists and their work. (6th ed.).St Louis:
Mosby
-Elsevier
Van Sell, S. and
Kalofissudis
, I. (n. d.). Formulating Nursing Theory. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.nursing.gr/theory/theory.html