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Patricia Liehr & Mary Jane Smith
Middle Range Nursing Theory: Attentively
Patricia Liehr &
Mary Jane Smith
Patricia Liehr , Ph.D., ARNP
Professor, Associate Dean for Nursing Research & Scholarship
777 Glades Road
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Tel: (561) 297-2048
Theoretical Framework (MS
Word Doc) Smith & Liehr, 1999.
Mary Jane Smith
BSN, MNEd, PhD
Smith, Mary Jane
BSN & MNEd: University of Pittsburgh
PhD: New York University.
Specialty Areas: Middle range theory development, qualitative
research. teaching and learning.
Research Interests: Intervening in drinking/driving
situations. The lived experience of being pregnant for
adolescents in high school.
Job Title: Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs
School of Nursing
West Virginia University
PO Box 9640
Morgantown, WV 26506
Smith, MJ & Liehr, P: Attentively embracing
story: A middle range theory with practice and research
implications., Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice
Liehr P. & Smith MJ: Middle range theory:
Spinning research and practice to create knowledge for the new
millennium, Advances in Nursing Science 21(4):81-91, 1999.
Patricia Leihr, PhD, RN, Mary Jane Smith, PhD,RN. Using Story
to Guide Nursing Practice.
International Association for Human Caring - Journal Article Summer
2000 Volume 4 Number 2; 13-18
|Middle Range Theory for
The eight middle-range theories described in this work focus on different aspects of caring in
the human health experience, with relevance to nursing. Each theory is presented in the same
manner, including the purpose of the theory, foundational literature, key concepts, and use of
the theory in nursing research and practice. A ladder concept is used throughout to illustrate
movement from the more abstract to the more specific. A final chapter discusses evaluation of
middle-range theory in general.
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company (May 1, 2003)
Thursday May 20, 2010