What is the historical basis for theory development in nursing?

Week 1 discussion

Nursing Theorists and Their Work, Ch. 1: Introduction to Nursing Theory: Its History, Significance, and Analysis

Nursing Theorists and Their Work, Ch. 3: Theory Development Process

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, Ch. 3: Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Critical Thinking Structures

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, Ch. 4: Philosophies, Models, and Theories: Moral Obligations

Week 1 Electronic Reserve Readings

Nursing Theory

Consider the following questions:

What theories were used to form nursing theories?

What is the historical basis for theory development in nursing?

Write a 260-word summary.

Support your summary with at least one scholarly article.

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Values and Beliefs

Consider the beliefs and values you hold about nursing.

Write a 260-summary about your beliefs and values about nursing.

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Levels of Philosophical Thought

Understanding the levels of philosophical thought will help frame the key components of theories. The relationship of the levels is important in understanding how theories are developed.

View the Levels of Philosophical Thought presentation.

Write a 260-summary detailing how each level depends on, leads to, or affects the next level.

Local campus students: Prepare to present and discuss your summary in the next class meeting.

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Triad of Nursing

Watch “Triad of Nursing” from this week's Electronic Reserve Readings.

Take notes using the included graphic organizer as you watch.

Week 2 discussion

Nursing Theorists and Their Work, Ch. 6: Modern Nursing

Nursing Theorists and Their Work, Ch. 7: Watson’s Philosophy and Theory of Transpersonal Caring

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, Ch. 5: Nightingale’s Philosophy in Nursing Practice

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, Ch. 6: Watson’s Philosophy and Science of Caring in Practice

Metaparadigms of Nursing

Social Justice: Added Metaparadigm Concept for Urban Health Nursing

Read “Social Justice: Added Metaparadigm Concept for Urban Health Nursing” from this week's Electronic Reserve Readings to see an example of how a group of public health nurses added a metaparadigm to their conceptual model because of its salience to their practice.

Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings

Caring TED Talk

Watch “Abraham Verghese: A Doctor's Touch” from this week's Electronic Reserve Readings.

Consider how the talk exemplifies Watson's theory of human caring.

Explain what metaparadigm is most apparent in the talk.

Write a 260-word summary.

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Views of Metaparadigm

Review the Metaparadigms of Nursing activity.

Consider how your perspective of each metaparadigm differs from Watson's view.

Write a 260-word summary.

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Week 3 discussion

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, Ch. 2: Nursing Models: Normal Science for Nursing Practice

Week 3 Electronic Reserve Readings

Reflection Exercise for Choosing a Theory for Practice

Analyzing Theory in Practice

Research nursing theories that interest you or that complement your practice area in preparation for this week's assignment.

Select a theory and write a 350-word summary in which you answer the following questions

How is nursing conceptualized in the theory?

What is/was the context of the theory's development?

What are/were the influential sources for development, evaluation, and the use of this theory?

How is the overall significance of the nursing theory described?

Local campus students: Prepare to present and discuss your summary in the next class meeting.

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Week 4 discussion

Nursing Theorists and Their Work, Ch. 9: Caring, Clinical Wisdom, and Ethics in Nursing Practice

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, Ch. 7: Benner’s Philosophy in Nursing Practice

Development of a Professional Nursing Framework: The Journey Toward Nursing Excellence

Week 4 Electronic Reserve Readings

QSEN Conceptual Model

Week 5 discussion

Nursing Theory: Utilization & Application, Ch. 22: Nursing Philosophies, Models, and Theories: A Focus on the Future

The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care: A Nursing Model as a Force of Magnetism

AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

he AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care says that the needs or characteristics of patients and families influence and drive the characteristics or competencies of nurses. This activity is designed to show you how the application of a well-defined model can help determine nursing competencies.

Search the Internet for the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care.

Week 5 Electronic Reserve Readings

Health Care Reform

Consider the following question:

How does health care reform impact the metaparadigm of nursing?

Write a 260-word summary.

Local campus students: Prepare to present and discuss your summary in the next class meeting.

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