By Afaf Meleis PhD DrPS (hon) FAAN

"It is especially intriguing to work out all of those reports compiled in a single publication. it may be learn sequentially or simply for yes transitions. It can even be used as a template for compilation of different strategies important to nursing and will function a source for additional reviews in transitions. it really is an outstanding addition to the nursing literature." Score: ninety five, four Stars. --Doody's

"Understanding and spotting transitions are on the center of wellbeing and fitness care reform and this present version, with its various medical examples and outlines of nursing interventions, offers very important classes which may and may be integrated into healthiness coverage. it's a outstanding booklet and a massive contribution to nursing theory."

Kathleen Dracup, RN, DNSc

Dean and Professor, institution of Nursing
University of California San Francisco

Afaf Meleis, the dean of the college of Pennsylvania institution of Nursing, offers for the 1st time in one quantity her unique "transitions conception" that integrates middle-range idea to aid nurses in facilitating optimistic transitions for sufferers, households, and groups. Nurses are constantly depended on to educate and help sufferers facing significant lifestyles transitions, akin to affliction, restoration, being pregnant, previous age, and lots of extra.

A choice of over 50 articles released from 1975 via 2007 and 5 newly commissioned articles, Transitions Theory covers developmental, situational, future health and affliction, organizational, and healing transitions. every one part comprises an creation written by means of Dr. Meleis during which she bargains her old and useful point of view on transitions. the various articles think about the transitional stories of ethnically diversified sufferers, ladies, the aged, and different minority populations.

Key themes Discussed:

  • Situational transitions, together with discharge and relocation transitions (hospital to domestic, stroke restoration) and immigration transitions (psychological version and influence of migration on relatives health)
  • Educational transitions, together with expert transitions (from RN to BSN and scholar to professional)
  • Health and affliction transitions, together with self-care put up center failure, residing with persistent affliction, dwelling with early dementia, and accepting palliative care
  • Organization transitions, together with position transitions from acute care to collaborative perform, and clinic to group practice
  • Nursing therapeutics types of transition, together with position supplementation types and debriefing models

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