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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2012
For my first theory course, we had handouts and another book. And our class was mostly lost. As a novice nursing student, theory can be really difficult and hard to grasp. For our second course we used this book, and finally it clicked. We also had 2 amazing professors, but this book explained theory and theory development really well for students who don't understand it well. If this isn't required for your class and only recommended - buy it (used of course) or rent it or find a copy from the library. This is a great resource for new nursing students struggling with theory.
--Bruce Kinley
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2011
It wasn't too boring, but was bland to read. I thought the authors were redundant and overly opinionated on certain topics. Its a "teaching" text, and the authors came across as providing their view rather than objective.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2013
I wouldn't have bought this if I wasn't taking a class that required it but with that said, it is a well written book. Breaks down nursing theory in a easy understand format.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2013
This book is worth all the pages in it and more. Great for the money and school. Very interesting and great guidelines
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I already purchased and own a hard copy as I am taking this class currently. I was excited to find this title on kindle. I drive for long distances with the work i do and have been exploring ways i could listen while driving. Unfortunately this publisher has not made it available for text to speech. Does anyone have any ideas or know how to do this if I purchase an eBook or kindle? Though it is a good book for learning the interesting topic of nursing theory I am giving a low star hoping the publisher will view and take into account today's learning methods.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2014
Required text for graduate class. I ended up going to the library and ANY other nursing theory book is better than this one. Tomey & Alligood published books on nursing theory are much easier to understand.
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on November 14, 2012
Normally I don't buy the current version of books for my nursing theory classes, or don't buy them at all and try to find the same information online. BUT this time I bought it, and have been so glad. I used it a decent amount for my first theory class, and now am using it for a class it wasn't even required for! It helps in writing papers that you do not need the original author of a theory for. The authors do a good job of summarizing nursing theories, even the boring and ones that seem silly to be real theories. One reviewer said they could have been more objective, and I agree. I would like to see more non-nursing theories and their application to nursing.

I do not like the index and the table of contents could be better. The TOC for the most part only names theories and subsets of theories, but not the theorists, and I tend to know the theorist. Not every theorist named in the book is listed in the index, so if you once read something somewhere deep inside it and only recall the theorist name it is a pain to find the same section/page again.

I am a family nurse practitioner student.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2013
It's a textbook. Not a fantastic read I'd recommend to everyone, but it was exactly what I needed in great condition.
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on April 27, 2014
The book was great for the course I was taking but the seller did not meet expectations. Marina Kandova sold the book as new which clearly it was not. pages were marked up and it looked worn. Contacted the seller and she said she was sorry that she was very busy and didn't realize she had written in the book. I could have bought a new book for the same price which is what I thought I was doing. My class was starting so I did not have time to return and order another book from a differ vendor. Will not order from this person again.
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on August 16, 2014
This was the perfect reference material for my Introduction to Nursing class. It provided me with a great deal of information on each of the nursing theorists. I plan to keep it as reference material.
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