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NURSING THEORISTS AND THEIR WORK, EIGHTH EDITION pdf ebook

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BASIC PROCESSES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING THEORIES
Nursing theories are often based on and influenced by broadly applicable processes and theories. Following theories are basic to many nursing concepts.

A. General System Theory:

It describes how to break whole things into parts and then to learn how the parts work together in " systems".These concepts may be applied to different kinds of systems, e.g.. Molecules in chemistry , cultures in sociology, organs in Anatomy and health in Nursing.

B. Adaptation Theory

It defines adaptation as the adjustment of living matter to other living things and to environmental conditions.Adaptation is a continuously occurring process that effects change and involves interaction and response.
Human adaptation occurs on three levels:
--- the internal ( self )
--- the social (others)
--- and the physical ( biochemical reactions )

C. Developmental Theory

It outlines the process of growth and development of humans as orderly and predictable, beg…