Offers in-depth coverage of the development of the theories that guide nursing practice. Features chapters written by the original theorists, scholars, and nurses experienced in use of the theory in their practice. Presents 25 major theories, including... Meleis's Transition Theory Troutman-Jordan's Theory of Successful Aging Barrett's Theory of Power as Knowing Participation in Change Caring Theories by Madeleine M. Leininger, Jean Watson, Anne Boykin and Savina O. Schoenhofer. Emphasizes the relevance of theory to practice with additional content online focused on the application of theory to research. Addresses how to implement theory-based practice . Includes a list of references for each theory in the book, complemented by comprehensive lists online.