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Running head: GRAND THEORY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTGrand Theory Written AssignmentElizabeth DavisMaryville University NURS 6001
GRAND THEORY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTGrand Theory Written AssignmentGrand Theory is defined as, “systematic constructions of the nature of nursing, the mission ofnursing, and the goals of nursing care.Grand theories are constructed from a synthesis ofexperiences, observations, insights, and research findings” (Meleis, 2012, p.33).The purpose ofthis paper is to look at different theorists from the four different types of grand theories that wereidentified by Meleis.The four categories of grand theory that were identified by Meleis include need,interaction, outcomes, and caring.For the purpose of this paper I have chosen four theorists thatmatch up with each category of grand theory which includes: Dorothea Orem (needs), JoyceTravelbee (interactions), Myra Levine (outcomes), and Jean Watson (caring).I will bediscussing their educational background, philosophy of nursing, definition of nursing, andgoal/purpose of their theory.I will also be discussing andreflecting on these theorists andexplaining which one is most congruent with my personal philosophy of nursing.Here is a chart comparing the theories of Orem, Travelbee, Levine, and Watson.Orem(Needs)Travelbee(Interactions)Levine(Outcomes)Watson(Caring)EducationalBackground- 1939: B.S.Nfrom the CatholicUniv. ofAmerica.