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Used extensively in nursing education, Betty Neuman's systems model reflects nursing‧s interest in holism and in the influence of environment on health. This volume opens with a brief biography of Betty Neuman and continues with a succinct discussion of her theory that outlines its origins, assumptions, and the major concepts of the meta-paradigm of nursing. It continues with a presentation of the propositions of the conceptual model, examples for application to practice and research, classic works, critiques and research, and a glossary of important terms. Ideally suited as a supplementary text, Betty Neuman is essential reading for the undergraduate nursing student as well as the more advanced student or nurse interested in a quick review.

Biographical Sketch of the Nurse Theorist: Betty Neuman, PhD, RN
Biographical sketch of the nurse theorist: Betty neuman, PhD, RN

Born: 1924, on a farm in southeastern Ohio

Family: Two brothers; husband, Kree; child, Nancy

Educational background: RN, Peoples Hospital, Akron, Ohio, 1947, as part of the Cadet Nurse Corps; BSN, UCLA, 1957; MS in public health-mental health, UCLA, 1966; PhD in clinical psychology, Pacific Western University, 1985

Positions: 1967, assumed chairmanship of the program from which she had graduated, where she began a program of post-master's work for psychiatric nurses in the area of community mental health clinical specialty—the first such program in the nation; 1978–1979, Curriculum Consultant, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; 1979–1980, Continuing Education Director, Ohio University; 1981 to present, consultant, lecturer, author

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