Manual for Nursing Communication Observation Tool by Ph.D. R.N. Bonnie Weaver Battey

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"Anatomy of a Theory


Health professionals in today’s society are moving toward the study of a philosophical, theoretical and conceptual perspective of health, illness, and healing.

Educators of health care professionals are incorporating theoretical perspectives in curriculum design as well as organizational categories or genre for courses and course content.

The Anatomy of a Theory Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) system develops an appreciation for the part other disciplines have played in developing nursing theory, and in the part nursing theory has played in the development of other disciplines—sociology, psychology, and philosophy.

The attitude and ethics of the theory builder are presented and reviewed. The application of theory analysis to “I-Thou” theory by Martin Buber is included, and many other references are cited in this comprehensive CAI.

Examples are presented, theories analyzed, understanding of the relationships of theory to research, practice, and nursing knowledge is achieved.

Over Thirty Nursing-related Theories are defined and segmented into four distinct parts:

Relationship Statements

As thoughts are placed in the four columns of the sample theory analysis sheet, complex theory becomes clear, meaningful, and usable.

The Anatomy of a Theory CAI is designed for use in Education for
Baccalaureate, Graduate, Continuing, In-service, Distance and International programs.

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About Ph.D. R.N. Bonnie Weaver Battey

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Author's Biography" Bonnie Weaver Battey, Ph.D., R.N., completed her undergraduate work at Valparaiso University and Wagner College, receiving a BS degree in Nursing, a MSN in Nursing Education from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, majoring in Speech Communication and Human Relations. Dr. Battey has served as faculty and administrator of associate degree, baccalaureate, and master's programs in nursing. She initiated an ADN and a BSN program in nursing, and served as an accreditation visitor over 25 years for undergraduate and graduate levels of nursing programs. Dr. Battey has authored numerous articles, chapters, several books and authored four computer instruction programs for distance education. as well as given numerous presentations at professional and lay conferences on a variety of issues in nursing and research. She has served on committees for state boards of nursing and nursing associations, as well as a volunteer Parish Nurse and lay chaplain. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Holistic Nurses' Association, and the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health.
Published June 17, 2010 by Xlibris. 100 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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