Nursing Theory of Imogene King

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|Introduction to Nursing Theories | |This page was last updated on February 21, 2011 | |[pic] | |INTRODUCTION | |Each discipline has a unique focus for knowledge development that directs its inquiry | |and distinguishes it from other fields of study.(Smith & Liehr, 2008). | |Nursing knowledge is the inclusive total of the philosophies, theories, research, and | |practice wisdom of the discipline.As a professional discipline this knowledge is | |important for guiding practice.(Smith & Liehr, 2008). | |Theory-guided, evidence-based practice is the hallmark | |of any professional discipline. | |Nursing is a professional discipline (Donaldson & Crowley, 1978). | |Nursing theory is the term given to the body of knowledge that is used to | |support nursing practice | |Almost 90% of all Nursing theories are generated in the last 20 years.  | |Nursing models are conceptual models, constructed of theories and concepts | |METAPARADIGMS IN NURSING | |1. Person | |Recipient of care, including physical, spiritual, psychological, and sociocultural | |components. | |Individual, family, or community | |2.  Environment | |All internal and external conditions, circumstances, and influences affecting the | |person | |3. Health | |Degree of wellness or illness experienced by the person | |4. Nursing | |Actions, characteristics and attributes of person giving care | |COMPONENTS OF A THEORY | |[pic] | |A theory is a group of related concepts that propose action that guide practice. | |A nursing theory is a set of concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions or | |propositions derived from nursing models or from other disciplines and project a | |purposive, systematic view of phenomena by designing specific inter-relationships among| |concepts for the purposes of describing, explaining, predicting, and /or prescribing.. | |Based on the knowledge structure levels the theoretical works in nursing can be studied| |under the following headings: | |Metaparadigm (Person, Environment, Health & Nursing) – (Most abstract) | |Nursing philosophies. | |Conceptual models and Grand theories. | |Nursing theories and Middle range theories (Least abstract) | |DEFINITIONS | |Definitions | |Theory | |a set of related statements that...
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