Module 2: Nursing Theory Development, Analysis & Evaluation
What is the relationship between:
Methatheory deals with the processes of generating knowledge and debating broad issues related to the nature of theory, types of theory needed, and suitable criteria for theory evaluation. Metatheory -refers to the phiosophical and methodologic questions related to developing a theroretical base for nursing.
Gran Theory - Grand theories are thef conceptional frameworks of broad perspesctives and ways of looking at nursing phenomena and practice.
Middle range Theory - Middle range theories cover such concepts a pain, symptom management, cultural issues and health promotion. Contain limited numbers of concepts and are limited in scope.
Practice Theory - These activities are here to achieve this goal. The essence of practice theory is a defined or prescriptions or modalities for practice for interventions 2)
. Briefly Summarize the components of a theory - the purpose of a theory explains why the theory was formulated and specifies the context and situations in which it should be applied. Circumstances that influenced its creation, the theorist's past experiences, settings in which the theory was formulated, and social trend concept of development- This purpose might also provide information about the sociopolitical context in which the theory was developed, 3)
After reading the recommendations of various nurse scholars for analysis of theory, comment of usefulness of the synthesized method for theory evaluation - (Box 5-3 on page 101 in McEwin & Willis) Theory evaluations identifies a theory's degree of usefulness to guide practice, research, education, and administration. Such evaluation gives insight into relationships among concepts and their linkages to each other and to allows the reviewer to determine the strengths and weakness of a theory. The methods or techniques were developed and used almost exclusively to...
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