Experiencing transitions: an emerging middle-range theory

Title

Experiencing transitions: an emerging middle-range theory

Creator

Meleis AI; Sawyer LM; Im EO; Hilfinger Messias DK; Schumacher K

Publisher

Advances In Nursing Science

Date

2000

Subject

Humans; Cultural Diversity; Health Status; Life Change Events; Helping Behavior; Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care); Practice; quality of life; Adaptation; Psychological; Caregivers/psychology; Attitudes; Family/psychology; Health Knowledge; Health Care; Quality Indicators; Psychological Theory; nursing theory; Emigration and Immigration; Menopause/psychology; Nursing Care/methods/psychology/standards; Parenting/psychology

Description

Changes in health and illness of individuals create a process of transition, and clients in transition tend to be more vulnerable to risks that may in turn affect their health. Uncovering these risks may be enhanced by understanding the transition process. As a central concept of nursing, transition has been analyzed, its components identified, and a framework to articulate and to reflect the relationship between these components has been defined. In this article, the previous conceptual analysis of transitions is extended and refined by drawing on the results of five different research studies that have examined transitions using an integrative approach to theory development. The emerging middle-range theory of transitions consists of types and patterns of transitions, properties of transition experiences, facilitating and inhibiting conditions, process indicators, outcome indicators, and nursing therapeutics. The diversity, complexity, and multiple dimensionality of transition experiences need to be further explored and incorporated in future research and nursing practice related to transitions.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

12-28

Issue

1

Volume

23

Citation

Meleis AI; Sawyer LM; Im EO; Hilfinger Messias DK; Schumacher K, “Experiencing transitions: an emerging middle-range theory,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11963.

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