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Nursing Theories: A Practical View
© 2011, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
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First Edition: 2011
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My Ever Loving Parents,Foreword
I feel very much happy and a great pleasure to write the foreword for this book Nursing Theories: A Practical View written by D Elakkuvana Bhaskara Raj, teaching Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Theories, Nursing Education, Nursing Research, Nursing Management at Padmashree Institute of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
It is a well-known fact that there are the few books on nursing theories available in the market which do not cover the practical aspects of the subject. The present book has tried to fulfill this deficiency in the field of nursing theories by the eminent author, who struggled tirelessly to complete this task.
It is important that nursing theory's textbooks for nursing students must be written in such a way that enable both students and teachers to improve and update their knowledge on the subject.
D Elakkuvana Bhaskara Raj has had long experience of teaching nursing theories to the students of various courses in the nursing college. Owing to his deep knowledge and method of teaching his experience had a great value for nursing students.
The book is written in simple language and it covers the conceptual models of nursing theories and its application in nursing process. There are totally six chapters and each chapter is explained in detail with appropriate examples.
At the end of each chapter, references are given. The last chapter gives the summary of each theory in brief.
I am very much confident that this book will be useful for postgraduate nursing students, basic nursing students and post certificate basic nursing students to develop better understanding and apply the nursing theory to improve the client care.
I am sure that this book will meet a long-felt need and will be widely used and it will make a worthy contribution to the development of nursing.
I congratulate D Elakkuvana Bhaskara Raj for his commendable contribution to the field of Nursing.
Bhima Uma Maheswari
MSc(N), RN RM
Padmashree Institute of Nursing
I am extremely happy to present Nursing Theories: A Practical View to nursing students. The chapters in this book are organized in logical sequence based on practical view.
The book is designed to be student-friendly. Material is presented in a number of ways, allowing each student to learn in his or her preferred optimum learning style.
The reading level of the book is designed to be understandable to the maximum number of students. The objective of this book is that each student is to be learnt by reading, performing, seeing and by applying gained knowledge to critical thinking exercises.
The textbook is prepared especially for BSc and MSc Nursing students. I hope that this book will be successful in fulfilling its aims.
I consulted most of the books available on theories and most gratefully acknowledge the help of the many sources used in the preparation of the text.
I am grateful to Mr Tarun Duneja (Director–Publishing) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi for his constant support and encouragement.
I welcome suggestion and critical comments from the readers.Acknowledgments
I would like to express a deep sense of gratitude to “Almighty” who is continuously giving the moral and guidance required in all my deeds.
I express deep gratitude to my parents Mr Dasarathan and Mrs Sulochana and thank all my family members especially my brothers Sri Rama, Bharatha Vijay Kumar and sister Girija Rani who lent their support in accomplishing the task.
I would like to express my gratitude to my wife Mrs Nima, who gave continuous cooperation and valued assistance in bringing out this book.
I am very much grateful to my senior Mrs Bhima Uma Maheswari, MSc (N), RN RM for her encouragement and helpful assistance extended to me in writing this book. She has also provided a foreword to this book.
I would also like to thank all the staff of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, in particular, Mr Vasudev, Author Co-ordinator and Mr Kumar, Sales Representative, Bengalaru branch for their moral support in bring out this book.