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Nursing Theories

When it comes to finding information on nursing theories and theorists, finding the information you want can be frustrating.  Your librarian however has attempted to make it easier by doing the search for you! Below is a table of nursing theorists and their theories.  By clicking on the link you will be taken to CINAHL where the search has been done for you.  Just click on the link to go to that search.  If you are off campus this will require you log-in with your SHU account.


Nursing Theories

Nursing Theorist Search Command in CINAHL
Allen, Moyra "McGill model of nursing" OR "McGill model"
Barret, Elizabeth (MH "Power as Knowing")
Benner, Patricia (MH "Benner's Professional Advancement Model")
Crobin, Julliette and Strauss, Anselm (MH "Corbin and Strauss Chronic Illness Trajectory Framework")
Cox, Cheryl (MH "Cox Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior")
Erikson, Erik H. (MH "Erikson's Theory of Human Development")
Gordon, Marjorie (MH "Gordon's Functional Health Patterns")
Henderson, Virginia (MH "Henderson Nursing Model")
Johnson, Dorothy (MH "Johnson Behavioral System Model")
King, Imogene (MH "King's Theory of Goal Attainment")
Kohlberg, Lawrence (MM "Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development")
Leininger, MAdeleine (MH "Leininger's Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality")
Leventhal, Howard and Johnson, Jean E. (MH "Leventhal and Johnson's Theory of Self-Regulation")
Levine, Myra Estrin (MH "Levine Conservation Model")
Long, Kathleen Ann and Weinert, Clarann (MM "Rural Health Nursing" AND MM "Nursing Theory") OR "rural nursing theory")
Marker, Carolyn G. (MH "Marker Nursing Model")
Mishel, Merle (MH "Mishel Uncertainty in Illness theory")
Neuman, Betty (MH "Neuman Systems Model")
Newman, Margaret A. (MH "Newman Health Model")
Nightingale, Florence (nightingale* AND theor*)
Orem, Dorothea E. Orem Self-Care Model
Orlando, Ida Jean Orlando's Theory of The Deliberative Nursing Process
Parse, Rosemarie Rizzo (MH "Parse's Theory of Human Becoming")
Pender, Nola J. (MH "Pender Health Promotion Model")
Peplau, Hildegard E. (MH "Peplau Interpersonal Relations Model")
Reed, Pamela (MH "Self Transcendence") AND (MH "Nursing Theory")
Rogers, Martha E. (MH "Rogers Science of Unitary Human Beings")
Roy, Sister Callista (MH "Roy Adaptation Model")
Rubin, Reva (MH "Rubin's Theory of Maternal Identity")
Ruland, Cornelia Peaceful End of Life Theory
Smith-Marker, Carolyn G. (MH "Marker Nursing Model")
Strauss, Anselm and Corbin, Julliette (MH "Corbin and Stauss Chronic Illness Trajectory Framework")
Swanson, Kristen "middle range theory of caring"
Travelbee, Joyce (MH "Travelbee Interpersonal Theory")
Watson, Jean (MH " Watson's Theory of Caring")
Weinert, Clarann and Long, Kathleen Ann ((MM "Rural Health Nursing" AND MM "Nursing Theory") OR "rural nursing theory")
Wiedenbach, Ernestine (MH "Wiedenbach's Theory")

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