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Chapter 4 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
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The Domain of Nursing Domain Is the perspective of a profession Provides the subject, central concepts, values and beliefs, phenomena of interest, and central problems of a discipline Domain of nursing provides both practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline.
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Paradigm Paradigm Links science, philosophy, and theories accepted and applied by a discipline Nursing paradigm Links person, health, environment/situation, and nursing
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Terminology Person Health Environment/situation Nursing Nursing process: Method of applying the theory or knowledge Integration of theory and nursing process is the basis for professional nursing.
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Theory A theory contains a set of concepts, definitions, and assumptions or propositions that explain a phenomenon. Theories guide the design of nursing interventions. Nursing theory Is a conceptualization of some aspect of nursing Describes, explains, predicts, and/or prescribes nursing care
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Components of a Theory
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Types of Theory Grand Broad in scope, complex, require specification Middle-range More limited in scope and less abstract Descriptive Describe phenomena, speculate on why phenomena occur, and describe the consequences of phenomena.
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