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RN to BSN: Theories and Models

A guide for new RN to BSN students with comprehensive survival information.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente uses three theories in the care of clients, depending upon the facility.

 

1.  Katharine Kolcaba's Comfort Theory is one theory. The Pfau Library has her book as an e-book, online.  Kolcaba, Katharine. Comfort Theory and Practice: A Vision for Holistic Health Care and Research. New York: Springer Pub. Co, 2003.  In addition, Kolcaba has a Web site, Comfortline and an open Facebook group.

 

2a.  Relationship-Centered Care, like many other models and theories, incorporates other models. Creative Health Care Management  is notable in its use of Relationship-Centered Care.

 

2b. Appreciative Inquiry is one model that is used in Relationship-Centered Care.  The Center for Appreciative Inquiry is notable in its use of Appreciative Inquiry.

 

3.  Caring Theory was founded by Jean Watson. Her book, Assessing and Measuring Care in Nursing and Health Sciences (2nd ed., New York: Spring, 2009) is held as an e-book at the Pfau Library. Watson has a Web page for her institute, the Caring Science Institute.

 

Redlands Community Hospital

Redlands Community Hospital makes use of Caring Theory, founded by Jean Watson. Her book, Assessing and Measuring Care in Nursing and Health Sciences (2nd ed., New York: Spring, 2009) is held as an e-book at the Pfau Library. Watson has a Web page for her institute, the Caring Science Institute.

Eisenhower Medical Center

Eisenhower Medical Center makes use of Relationship-Centered Care.  Creative Health Care Management  is notable in its use of Relationship-Centered Care.  Relationship-Centered Care, like many other models and theories, incorporates other models.  Appreciative Inquiry is one model that is used in Relationship-Centered Care.  The Center for Appreciative Inquiry is notable in its use of Appreciative Inquiry.

 

Nursing Theories

Hahn School of Nursing of Health Science at the University of San Diego has a very good page of nursing theories.

The Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Edited by Stephen G. Post .  Vol. 4.  3rd ed.  New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004.) has an article called Nursing, Theories and Philosophy of by John R. Scudder, Jr. and Anne H. Bishop on pages: 1909-1913.

Powers, Bethel Ann. Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research. 3rd ed. New York: Springer, 2006. Reference 1st Floor RT81.5 .P69 2006. Paper.

 

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