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The extent to which theory and research were interrelated in 142 gerontologic nursing studies was examined using the Theory-Research Linkage Inventory, an instrument developed by the authors. Forty-six percent of the studies reviewed were related in varying degrees to a specific theory or model....
Family home care of the elderly has become a primary focus of nursing theory, practice, and research. Traditional study of home care of the elderly, particularly the cognitively impaired, has focused on the experience of the caregiver. There is a need for consideration of the perception of the...
The purpose of this article is to explicate the development of an emerging middle-range nursing theory of selftranscendence. The process of developing the theory was based largely on the method of “deductive reformulation.” Using this strategy, theoretic knowledge derived from life span...
The specific aim of this research project was to obtain a broad and detailed view of the aged person's perception and interpretation of his or herstale of wellness, as well as the variables responsible for the present state of wellness. Four to six interviews with each subject provided data...
Newman's model of health as expanding consciousness provided the framework for investigation of the phenomenon of powerlessness among aging women. The study sought to identify a pattem of relationships among the impact of chronic illness, frame of temporal reference, death anxiety,...
Computers have become ubiquitous in contemporary society, as has the demand for home care for the elderly. Caregiving is recognized as a normal experience across the life span, and nurses must develop innovative responses to support caregivers. Computer networks offer caregivers access to a wide...
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