Analyze and evaluate a middle range theory. You will select a middle range theory and identify application of nursing theories into clinical practice.
- Components of the theory
- Discuss the major concepts of the theory
- Philosophical basis or worldview change, advancing health
- Structural aspects of the theory
- Discuss the framework of the theory.
- Identify an area of your practice where this theory could be applicable
- What question does the theory help to answer?
- Describe the area of interest in relationship to the theory/theoretical model.
- Is it appropriate for the practice setting and is it applicable?
- Discuss the strength and weakness of the theory. If there is weakness, discuss what makes it difficult to be used in practice.
- Use of theory in clinical practice.
- Performing a literature review is essential to completing this section. If there is no literature available about the application of this theory in practice, address reason(s) why based on your findings.
- Evaluation of theory
- Is this theory used to understand and apply into practice?
- What difficulties did you encounter or would anticipate encountering in using this theory?
- What would make this theory more usable or applicable to practice?