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Margaret Mead DNP RN
Online Faculty University of Phoenix
What are some theorists’ views on theory-driven, evidence-based practice? How do their views compare? Theory-driven, evidence based practice is viewed by Virginia Henderson, Sister Calista Roy and Jean Watson in differing ways, but the use of nursing theory provides a framework for theory driven evidenced-based clinical practice. Virginia Henderson’s evolution of the definition of nursing focuses on the way in which the basic human needs that a patient is unable to meet on their own are met through professional nursing interventions. Henderson was in favor of research that would improve clinical nursing practice and be applicable to evidence-based practice, not nursing research that was specifically for academic or theoretical purposes (George, 2011). Sister Calista Roy’s Adaptation Model is a system model that describes how a person continually interacts with environmental stimuli. The five major elements of her theory are...