Research Paper-Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing
Nursing is a theory-based profession, thus solidifying the need for nurses to consider how theories are applied to practice. The function of the middle-range theory is to describe, explain, or predict phenomena and be explicit and testable. Middle-range theories are more readily applied to research studies. In addition, middle-range theories are able to guide nursing interventions and change conditions to enhance nursing care. Furthermore, each middle-range theory addresses concrete or specific phenomena by stating what the phenomena are, why they occur, and how they occur.
The second discussion question will focus on middle-range theories. The second question is as follows:
What relationship(s) do you find between middle-range nursing theories and evidence-based practice? Provide one example that uses a specific middle-range theory to support your views.
Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to their components, relationships among the components, logic of the propositions, comprehensiveness, and utility to advanced nursing. (PO#1)
Demonstrate logical and creative thinking in the analysis and application of a theory to nursing practice. (PO#4)
Examine instances where theory is used to guide the development of new knowledge or implementation of evidence-based practice. (PO #6)
Please include reference (prefer scholarly article)