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Information on this page obtained from Alligood, M. R. (2021).
Nursing theorists and their work (10th ed.). Elsevier - Health Sciences Division.
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Maternal role attainment - Becoming a mother (Romana T. Mercer, 1929-present)
Uncertainty in illness theory (Merle H. Mishel, 1939-2020)
Self-transcendence theory (Pamela G. Reed, 1952-present)
Theory of illness trajectory (Carolyn L. Wiener, 1930-present; & Marylin J. Dodd, 1946-present)
Theory of chronic sorrow (Georgene Gaskill Eakes, 1945-present; Mary Lermann Burke, 1941-present; & Margaret A. Hainsworth, 1931-present)
The tidal model of mental health recovery (Phil Barker, 1932-present)
Theory of comfort (Katharine Kolcaba, 1944-present)
Postpartum depression theory (Cheryl Tatano Beck, 1967-present)
Theory of caring (Kristen M. Swanson, 1953-present)
Peaceful end-of-life theory (Cornela M. Ruland, 1954-present; & Shirley M. Moore, 1948-present)
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