This is the first volume on social support from a nursing perspective. The author documents nursing's contribution to the field and analyzes current conceptual controversies. She emphasizes the necessity for a social support based framework and proposes a psychosocial model of health care delivery that incorporates environment, nursing and health and that regards patients as partners, families as allies.
Concepts and Controversies in Social Support
Relevance of Social Support to Nurses
Significance of Social Support for Nursing Practice
Contributions of Nurses to Social Support Research
Significance of Social Support for Nursing Theory and Nurse Theoreticians
Significance of Social Support for Nursing Education
Social Support and Nursing