The five points of the star can be related to the caring concepts developed by nursing theorist
and researcher Kristen Swanson (see box opposite).
A nursing theorist
and scholar in caring science, through her work, Dr.
Imogene King is a nursing theorist
who has made significant contributions to the development of nursing knowledge.
She was a famous nursing theorist
, whose conceptual model of nursing, which included 'energy fields', has helped launch a whole generation of students who have studied clairvoyance, precognition, Eastern mysticism, and out-of-body experiences, as well as TT.
This paper examines the perception of menopause, its impact on women's health care, and how it applies to the conceptual model of nursing theorist
An elegant and economical model referred to by nursing theorist
Virginia Henderson outlines three stages of professional development (5) In the first stage, the emotional, compassion and the desire to help others may be an initial motivation.
As nursing theorist
Hildegard Peplau stresses in her Theory of Interpersonal Relations, the nurse-patient relationship is a "significant, therapeutic interpersonal process", and nurses' ability to understand their own behaviour so they can help others identify perceived difficulties is paramount in nursing care.
It builds on the child health competencies of Canterbury District Health Board's nursing entry-to-practice programme and uses renowned nursing theorist
Patricia Benner's seven domains of practice as its theoretical base.
Patricia Benner writes that "nursing practice invites nurses to embody caring practices that meet, comfort and empower vulnerable others".
The great psychiatric nursing theorist
Hildegard Peplau described three major components of nursing art--medium, process and product.
Patricia Benner identifies that to progress from novice nurse to expert practitioner, reflective integration of theory into practice must occur.
Although some nursing theorists
have ignored the concept of environment in their theories, it has been considered more seriously in modern theories through creation of concepts as "becoming human" and "holism" [1-3].