Week 4 discussion
DQ1 Nursing Theories and Middle-Range Theories
Considering the nursing theory you discussed last week (or a
new one if you desire) describe how you would apply that nursing theory as a
basis for nursing actions related to your practice change idea (that you
developed in a problem statement and PICOT in weeks 1 and 2.
Specifically relate theoretical concepts to the elements of
your problem statement — how does the theory guide your ideas about the
problem, etiology, population, intervention and outcomes?
An example would be to explain how Roy’s adaptation model
describes the victim of lateral violence in the work place. How does the model
recommend assessing a victim’s adaptation range and what modes of assessment
(physiologic, self concept, role and interdependence) would the nurse use to
determine how positive coping can take place?
DQ2 Empiric Versus Aesthetic Critical Appraisal
List the elements of empiric and aesthetic critical
appraisal tools. Discuss your chosen theory in light of these two points of
view – consider whether or not you believe it is important to appraise a theory
from both perspectives and state why you think so. Be sure to integrate your
understanding of Carper’s Ways of Knowing into this discussion. What new
understandings do you have regarding implications of limited or expanded points