Begin by choosing the CINAHL Headings option at the top of the page.
Type Nursing Models, Theoretical in the resultant box.
Here is the list of nursing theories as described by the database (there are more not pictured). These are the exact phrases the database uses when it categorizes articles.
Click the checkbox to the left of your theory to add it to your search strategy box on the right (not pictured).
From here, you may click Back to Term List in the green bar, and then browse additional terms at the bottom of the page.
You may wish to locate articles locating research that uses your theorist as theoretical framework. The following steps will help you explore this type of research.
After completing the steps to the left to find your theorist, you need only add in the phrasing for the framework. In this example, I have begun by checking the box for the Levine Conservation Model and then choosing "Browse Additional Terms" at the bottom of the page. The CINAHL Headings system has retained that term for us.
Enter the phrase Theoretical Framework.
Just as before, CINAHL has a preferred phrase - in this case "Conceptual Framework."
Click the checkbox and be sure to combine your selections using AND.
You may now click Search Database to see what articles fit this criteria.
Need an article but unsure which theorist you'd like to use?
Swap out the specific theorist for "Nursing Theory" and hit the checkbox for EXPLODE. This will be sure to grab every theory/theorist in combination with Conceptual Framework.